SME Export Track 100

Founded in 1956, this company designs and manufactures pipe supports, principally for the power-generation and oil and gas industries. Led by managing director Jonathan Lee, 54, the Welshpool company sells its products in 34 countries across Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. It has manufacturing facilities in Thailand and India, which helped international sales reach £21.8m in 2016. It has 341 staff, making it the largest employer on the league table.

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Company details
CompanyCarpenter & Paterson
ActivityPipe suspension equipment manufacturer
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa54.89%
International sales £000s21,781
Total sales £000s23,141

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