Export champion title for Leyland company

Pleased: Graham James
Pleased: Graham James
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A mortar manufacturer has been hailed as one of the North West’s leading export champions by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).

It is the third year running that Leyland-based Flexcrete Technologies Limited has been named export champion.

The firm is an independent manufacturer of technical mortars and high performance coatings for the construction industry and other sectors.

It enjoys a thriving export business with international agents and distributors in 65 countries worldwide and export sales accounting for some 50 per cent of its revenues.

Graham James OBE, director of Flexcrete Technologies Limited, said: “We are delighted to be declared export champion once again.

“Our export business is very strong and we have recently delivered products to markets as diverse as Ghana and Australia.

“Another recent order has involved the supply of 35 tonnes of an innovative coating system for the petrochemical industry in Azerbaijan, which is a new export market for us.

“We have been trading in export markets for some 30 years now and we firmly believe that our business is in good shape because we have invested in new product development, not just with the UK but global markets in mind.

“For instance, we’ve just launched an innovative new coating called Monodex Clear which was primarily developed to serve our export markets, but it also fulfils a demand in the UK as well, so it’s a win-win situation.

“Our aim is to build on our existing environmental and sustainability credentials by taking the coatings industry forward with safe, water-based high performance alternatives to traditional coating systems.”