Founded by John and Richard O’Connell in 1971, this family-run firm recycles 4,000 truck tyres a week at its Devon factory. It also fits the tyres and provides clients, which include truck companies and supermarkets, with management services. Bandvulc has expanded as clients move overseas, and has growing sales in Germany, Poland and Hungary. Managing director Patrick O’Connell saw international sales grow 54% a year, from £1.3m in 2009 to £3.2m in 2011.
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