Founded by Harry Erben in 1951, this company specialises in packaging materials and machinery for the drinks industry. For example, it supplies bottle tops and equipment to fill, seal and pack bottles to customers that include Diageo. Its key markets are North America, South Africa and Ireland, and exports rose to £4.4m in 2011. The business is led by the founder’s son, Sasha Erben, 36.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank39
CompanyErben
ActivityPackaging manufacturer
LocationIpswich
2-yr av intl sales growth pa89.42%
International sales £000s4,410
Total sales £000s26,080
Staff33
Founded1951
Websitewww.erben.co.uk

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