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Egbert Taylor exports continue to grow

Container manufacturer Egbert Taylor has continued its overseas expansion after securing a number of projects worth more than £1 million for its 1,100-litre Continental bins in Saudi Arabia.

The projects in Saudi Arabia for the Worcester-based firm follow other recent high-value orders from India and Malaysia and purchases in Bermuda, South Korea and Peru, while local governments in Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Kazakhstan have also recently benefited from rollouts of the Continental bin.

Egbert Taylor exports continue to growSince Egbert Taylor officially launched its export programme in 2012, the company has regularly secured orders in Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East, demonstrating a demand for its ‘Best of British’ export message. Continuing the trend, Egbert Taylor Middle East LLC, the firm's Dubai-based sister company, has seen exponential growth after launching a 6,000 square foot warehouse in 2018, servicing the local Middle East and North Africa region.

Egbert Taylor’s established UK supply chain provides the raw materials for the containers, including the steel used to produce its four-wheeled bins, before manufacturing every unit on its 20-acre Oak Park site in Droitwich, near Worcester. With an export team headed up by Matthew Young, Egbert Taylor’s Group Export Manager, the firm expects 2019 to yield a significant amount of international orders.

On continuing to develop the Egbert Taylor brand abroad, Brendan Murphy, Chief Executive at Egbert Taylor, comments: “As many UK contractors continue to import low-cost, lower quality containers from countries such as China, Egbert Taylor appears to be bucking the trend by exporting to customers that appreciate British build quality, and understand the durability and performance of Egbert Taylor’s products. Having been proud of our ‘Made in Britain’ credentials for many years within the UK, it seems that this message is now widely resonating overseas, which is fantastic news for the business and great for the local economy.

“With our export programme, we’re looking to leverage the strengths associated with Egbert Taylor’s quality, partnership programmes and exceptional customer service, and we want to take that message to a wider audience. Whilst the UK remains and always will be our key market, there are countless other markets on the global stage that now want to benefit from what our UK customers have profited from for decades. We’re really excited about the potential offered by growing our global customer base and all signs, including our order pipeline, point towards continued growth over the next 12 months.”

You can find out more about Egbert Taylor on the company’s website.