Engineer Mark Luby, 48, believed he could produce high-quality air braking systems for lorries, and so started this Manchester firm in 2000. It now sells a combination of own brands and third party systems to garages and vehicle manufacturers across the EU, Americas, the Middle East and Africa. Exports reached £4.9m in 2014.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank59
CompanyEuropean Braking Systems
ActivityVehicle brakes wholesaler
LocationManchester
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa51.76
International sales £000s4,866
Total sales £000s17,558
Staff52
Founded2000
Websitewww.europeanbrakingsystems.co.uk

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