This Halifax firm’s flexible polymer safety barriers are used in factories by the likes of Nestlé and Heineken to protect staff and machinery. Its bright yellow products are also found in car parks and airports. A-Safe has offices in 10 countries, including one in Australia that opened last year, and in the US, where it has relocated to a larger facility near Baltimore. In 2016, joint managing directors Luke Smith, 37, and brother James, 39, oversaw exports of £22.2m.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank82
CompanyA-Safe
ActivitySafety barrier manufacturer
LocationHalifax
2-yr av intl sales growth pa48.54%
International sales £000s*22,244
Total sales £000s*29,292
Staff225
Founded1984
Websitewww.asafe.com

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