With a subsidiary in China and customers in Russia, the Middle East and Africa, this Manchester business has carved out a niche for high-quality air braking systems for lorries. Engineer Mark Luby, 49, started the firm in 2000 and is now managing director. Overseas sales rose to £9.1m last year, with Australia and New Zealand targeted for future growth.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank57
CompanyEuropean Braking Systems
ActivityVehicle brakes wholesaler
LocationManchester
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa56.93
International sales £000s9,095
Total sales £000s18,162
Staff61
Founded2000
Websitewww.europeanbrakingsystems.co.uk

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