SME Export Track 100

Companies as far afield as Israel and China use this Cheshire firm’s metal powders to print 3D products such as turbine blades and medical implants. They also use its software to manage their metal powder stock, test its quality and reusability and monitor traceability. Managing director Phil Carroll, 39, who set up the business in 2007 from his kitchen table, has now opened offices in the US, Germany and Italy. Distribution partners in a further seven countries, including China and Japan, helped overseas sales hit £5.5m in 2015.

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Company details
CompanyLPW Technology
ActivityMetal powder manufacturer
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa82.22%
International sales £000s*5,495
Total sales £000s*7,380

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* Supplied by company † Annualised figure