Leeds manufacturer secures £160k Brazil order

Leeds manufacturer secures £160k Brazil order
Saftronics head of sales and marketing, Paul Stead, and Chamber International export adviser, Laura Patterson

Saftronics, a specialist manufacturing in Leeds, has won a £160,000 contract in Brazil to provide two motor control centres (MCCs) for vessels used in the oil industry.

The company added that it is already in discussions for providing two more.

The Brazilian customer has a 12-strong fleet of floating production storage and offloading vessels (FPSO) that need fitting with the new MCCs which could lead to a total £1.9 million order for Leeds-based Saftronics which is marking its 40 anniversary this year.

Saftronics’ client required a specialist approach to exporting the MCCs, which the company secured through Bradford-based overseas trade specialist, Chamber International, which provided help, advice and in-house training.

“Since the downturn in the oil and gas sector, our export market has suffered, and, while we have successfully concentrated our sales efforts into the UK, this latest success in Brazil proves we can still win top-quality business worldwide,” said Saftronics Head of Sales and Marketing, Paul Stead.

“From our initial meeting, Chamber International fully understood and advised on our specialist requirements. Its professional support and continued contact has given us confidence that we should not be apprehensive about exporting.”

Chamber International Director Tim Bailey added: “Saftronics is another example of a Yorkshire-based, world-class specialist manufacturer that is setting a fabulous example to other businesses who consider exporting to be too great a challenge.”