A MANUFACTURING company which makes ratchet tensioners for heavy goods vehicles is increasing its presence in the lucrative European market with its latest contract win.
Langver has teamed up with Spanish logistics company Guillen in a deal worth over £25,000.
It will see Thirsk-based Langver, which distributes its products to 90 per cent of the UK market, supply around 800 ratchet tensioners in two phases.
The deal is a major breakthrough for Langver, who have invested over £200,000 in state of the art machinery to enable it to expand into the vast European market.
Managing Director Scott Taylor said: “Our reputation in the UK is second to none, however the European market is a much harder nut to crack so winning this work with Guillen is a significant boost for us.
“It gives us an important foothold on the continent which we hope will be the perfect platform to us winning more work across Europe.
“Guillen are a long-established logistics firm with a huge fleet of vehicles operating in a number of companies so the potential of this contract to lead to further work is massive for us.
“We’ve invested heavily in recent months to ensure we’re as competitive and efficient as we can be, and already that investment is paying off.”
Langver, which was the subject of a management buy-out led by Scott and his business partner Claire Matten, has expanded into a second unit on Thirsk Industrial Park to house its assembly, packing and distribution of goods.
In the existing unit, the company will continue to design and manufacture their products.