With a subsidiary in China and customers in Russia, the Middle East and Africa, this Manchester wholesaler has carved out a niche in air braking systems for lorries. Through its purchase of Assured Performance out of administration in 2015, it also acquired a turbocharger supplier based in Ireland. Exports account for more than half of turnover, and hit £9.4m last year, with Australia and New Zealand targeted for future growth. Managing director Mark Luby, 50, started the firm in 2000.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank82
CompanyEuropean Braking Systems
ActivityVehicle brakes wholesaler
LocationManchester
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa38.66%
International sales £000s9,355
Total sales £000s18,268
Staff79
Founded2000
Websitewww.europeanbrakingsystems.co.uk

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