From tanker ships and refineries in the Middle East to Formula One cars in Australia, this Wirral company, founded in 1969, exports hoses all over the world. The firm, run by John Laidlaw, 54, has an office in the Netherlands and made £4.3m from exports last year.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank71
CompanyDantec
ActivityHose manufacturer
LocationWirral
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa41.86
International sales £000s4,339
Total sales £000s6,271
Staff50
Founded1969
Websitewww.dantec.com

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