25 Welsh export champions that are doing the business globally

While the UK domestic market is hugely important, for the Welsh economy to thrive it needs more firms winning orders overseas. Here we take a look at 25 Welsh companies that are championing international exports.

Atlantic Service Company

Exports make up 80{f13b67734a7459ff15bce07f17c500e58f5449212eae0f7769c5b6fbcf4cc0c4} of butchery equipment manufacturer, Atlantic Service Company’s trade – up 10{f13b67734a7459ff15bce07f17c500e58f5449212eae0f7769c5b6fbcf4cc0c4} in the last year – with distributors in Europe, South and Central America, Middle East and China.

Air Covers

Exports make up 56{f13b67734a7459ff15bce07f17c500e58f5449212eae0f7769c5b6fbcf4cc0c4} of sales for Wrexham-based Air Covers, which exports to Europe, Australia, Canada and the US, counting global giants, Airbus and Leonardo, among its clients.


Office furniture manufacturer, Bisley sells to 28 countries including France, Germany, Kuwait and the USA, with exports accounting for 55{f13b67734a7459ff15bce07f17c500e58f5449212eae0f7769c5b6fbcf4cc0c4} of total turnover.

Shuresh Maran, business development manager at Flamgard
Shuresh Maran, business development manager at Flamgard

British Rototherm

Port-Talbot manufacturer Rototherm exports to over 90 countries across Asia, Europe, USA and South America, with clients including multinationals like Heineken, Intel and GlaxoSmithKline.


Heritage Welsh sock brand Corgi exports to more than 30 countries and is currently experiencing significant growth in the lucrative Chinese luxury fashion market.

CPR Global Tech

Over the past three years, CPR’s exports have increased by 209{f13b67734a7459ff15bce07f17c500e58f5449212eae0f7769c5b6fbcf4cc0c4}, with the firm now a market leader in the USA, while also selling to France, Italy, Australia and Canada.

Direct Healthcare Group

Exports stood at £27.6million in the year to December for Caerphilly-based Direct Healthcare Group (DHG) which claims to hold a 15{f13b67734a7459ff15bce07f17c500e58f5449212eae0f7769c5b6fbcf4cc0c4} market share across Europe.


Exports account for 75{f13b67734a7459ff15bce07f17c500e58f5449212eae0f7769c5b6fbcf4cc0c4} of Pontypool manufacturer Flamgard Calidair’s trade. Key markets include the EU, Australia, US, South America and South East Asia.

Halen Môn

Exports account for a fifth of Halen Môn’s trade, with its famous Anglesey sea salt exported to more than 10 countries worldwide, supplying many top restaurants.

Huntingdon Fusion Techniques

Burry Port firm HFT is a specialist in weld purging technology and counts Elon Musk’s SpaceX programme among its international clients.

Hydro Industries

Last year, Langennech-based Hydro secured a lucrative 10-year contact with Egypt’s East Gas Company. Also experiencing success in Kuwait, the company has significant global expansion plans with a focus on the Middle East.

Ifor Williams Trailers

Europe’s largest trailer maker, Ifor Williams’ products can be bought all over the world. Produced in its four factories in North Wales, the firm has distribution centres in over 20 countries.

Mangar Health

Powys- based medical device manufacturer Mangar Health recently signed a million-pound contract with Ambulance New South Wales in Australia.

Object Matrix

Cardiff tech company, Object Matrix, has made a string of international client wins over the last year with 70{f13b67734a7459ff15bce07f17c500e58f5449212eae0f7769c5b6fbcf4cc0c4} of its new clients based overseas.


Penderyn is recognised worldwide as one of the finest single malt whiskies, available in more than 40 countries. Exports account for approximately one third of sales.

PPM Technology

PPM Technology manufactures toxic gas monitors and indoor air quality sensors and instruments and exports to over 50 countries, with China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea forming its largest markets.

Radical Materials

In the last year, Radical Materials, a developer of specialist materials, has won contracts with Australian tap manufacturer, Zip Water; US office equipment supplier, Deflecto; and South African paint company, Harlequin Paints.

Ruth Lee

North Wales firm, Ruth Lee, is a world-leading provider of life-like manikins used by rescue training experts across the world from Asia to South Africa.

Silver Lining Furniture

Creating luxury bespoke furniture and interiors for clients around the world, the Wrexham firm has previously worked on projects for David Bowie’s London and New York homes.

Teddington Engineered Solutions

This Llanelli firm sells its expansion joints all over the world, exporting to more than 100 countries, most notably across China and the Middle East, where it has worked on a number of prestigious schemes.

Tiny Rebel

One of Wales’ biggest and well-known breweries, Newport-based Tiny Rebel exports to 50 countries around the world, accounting for nearly 20{f13b67734a7459ff15bce07f17c500e58f5449212eae0f7769c5b6fbcf4cc0c4} of turnover.

Thermal Compaction Group

TCG has just secured a six-figure deal with the US navy, selling a prototype of its patented ‘Massmelt’ thermal compaction system.

Transcend Packaging

Specialists in sustainable packaging products, like paper straws and folded cartons, Transcend Packaging boasts global household names amongst its clients including Starbucks, McDonald’s, KFC, Pret and Five Guys.

Wales Interactive

Wales Interactive’s exports account for 94{f13b67734a7459ff15bce07f17c500e58f5449212eae0f7769c5b6fbcf4cc0c4} of sales, having grown by 503{f13b67734a7459ff15bce07f17c500e58f5449212eae0f7769c5b6fbcf4cc0c4} over the last three years after it expanded across Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australasia.

Zip Clip

Zip Clip, which has worked on major projects including Ski Dubai and Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, exports to over 46 regions with international sales generating over £3m a year.

Exporting increases sales, helps spread risk, and can help businesses grow exponentially. Click here to find out more about how exporting can benefit you and how to start your export journey.