This Macclesfield company distributes a number of brands, many of them associated with outdoor clothes and equipment. They include Victorinox – maker of the original Swiss army knife – Ron Hill, Bridgedale and Mountain Equipment. Its main international market is the Continent, particularly the countries around the Alps, such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, but its products are sold as far afield as central and south America, Japan and Canada. Under chief executive Stephen Cann, international sales grew 26% a year from £6.8m in 2009 to £10.8m in 2011, and the firm is now in the process of setting up a distribution office in the US.
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