Eakin

Audi, Ford and Volkswagen are among the key customers of this firm, which has been producing car numberplates at its factory in Craigavon, Co Armagh, since 1987. It also makes branded merchandise — ranging from piggy banks to umbrellas — and embroidered workwear for companies on both sides of the Irish border. Sales rose to £50.9m last year under managing director Noel Eakin, 68, when it bought John R Wald, a US numberplate maker, to establish itself in the Americas. It is looking to set up manufacturing bases in Brazil and China.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank89
CompanyEakin
ActivitySpecialist printer
LocationCo Armagh
Annual sales rise over 3 years48.12%
Latest sales £000s50,896
Staff319
Founded1987
Websitewww.eakinltd.com

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