Brigade has been championing vehicle safety since 1976, when its founder, Chris Hanson-Abbott, 84, introduced the first reversing alarm to Europe. Its product range now includes ultrasonic detection sensors and 360-degree camera systems. The firm, based in Dartford, Kent, has operations in Europe and North America, a South African joint venture, and partnerships with 50 distributors worldwide. International sales reached £21.5m in 2017, under managing director Philip Hanson-Abbott, 58, son of the founder.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank178
CompanyBrigade Electronics
ActivitySafety device manufacturer
LocationKent
2-yr av intl sales growth pa28.97%
International sales £000s21,458
Total sales £000s36,057
Staff143
Founded1976
Websitewww.brigade-electronics.com

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