SME Export Track 100

From car badges to engine tuning kits and cylinder heads, this engineer designs and makes specialist parts. It is best known for its high-performance exhaust systems and its customers include the Chinese marque Changan and BMW, for which it made 70% of M-series exhausts. The firm was founded by managing director Mike Theaker, 51, in 2010 and exports hit £8.9m last year. Research collaborations with Loughborough University and a new 15,000-sq-ft site in Daventry are expected to boost future growth.

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Company details
CompanyRed Arch
ActivityAutomotive component supplier
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa58.25%
International sales £000s*8,903
Total sales £000s*9,651

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* Supplied by company † Annualised figure