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 14 countries, and it also sells through distributors in a further 22 countries. In 2017, joint managing directors Luke Smith, 38, and brother James, 40, oversaw exports of £36.3m.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank59
CompanyA-Safe
ActivitySafety barrier manufacturer
LocationHalifax
2-yr av intl sales growth pa67.57%
International sales £000s*36,304
Total sales £000s*44,613
Staff335
Founded1984
Websitewww.asafe.com

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