Selling to more than 60 countries, Brigade Electronics makes vehicle safety devices, such as reversing alarms and camera systems for blind spots. The family firm was founded in 1976 by Chris Hanson-Abbott, 85, and is now led by his son, Philip, 59. In September, the company quadrupled its office and warehouse space in Dartford, Kent, following a record year when international sales rose to £27.1m.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank171
CompanyBrigade Electronics
ActivitySafety device manufacturer
LocationKent
2-yr av intl sales growth pa37.68%
International sales £000s27,097
Total sales £000s42,425
Staff176
Founded1976
Websitewww.brigade-electronics.com

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