Printbetter

Printbetter is the holding company behind the Moyne Roberts, Walker Fire, Apex Fire and Smeba Brandbeveiliging brands. The group makes fire-protection equipment, including fire alarms, extinguishers, hose reels, fire blankets, valves and foam-producing equipment. Its plant in Ireland supplies products to customers such as the Dubai Stock Exchange. The Preston-based group, run by brothers Andrew and David Cosgrove, also installs and services fire-protection equipment. It has acquired 15 competitors over the past decade, resulting in overseas sales growth of 154% a year, from £3m in 2006 to £19.6m in 2008.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank5
CompanyPrintbetter
ActivityFire equipment manufacturer
LocationPreston
2-yr av intl sales growth pa153.95%
International sales £000s19,593
Total sales £000s25,001
Staff290
Founded1990
Websitewww.walkerfire.com

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