One of the leading manufacturers of cleaning and maintenance products in the UK, Arrow Solutions, has reported a 25% rise in business in the Middle East and Far East after expanding its network of distributors.
The company, which supplies into the aerospace, high value engineering, rail and commercial hygiene markets, has seen sales in these territories rise at its fastest rate in 35 years.
The announcement was made during the latest international visit to its facility in Leicestershire, which saw visitors from Shunyi Development Co. Ltd Zhuhai S.E.Z., Almaraya Detergents Trading LLC (United Arab Emirates) and Power Clean Co (Kuwait) find out more about the business, its technology and future expansion schemes.
Sales Director at Arrow Solutions, Jonathan Lane, explained: More than half our total sales are now made overseas and two of the fastest growing areas are the Middle East and the Far East.
This is no accident. We recognised early on that these markets were changing and that our range of cleaning and maintenance products not only offered the outstanding performance they required, but also fitted in with a desire to use safer and more environmentally friendly technology.
He continued: This is just the start. There is so much potential out there to sell our products in greater volumes or to replace unsuitable chemicals. We estimate we could be generating sales of £10m in these territories within the next five years.
Since 2010, Arrow has had a concerted presence in the Middle East, led by Regional Manager Alaâ Al-Hihi, and has more than 10 strategic distributors in place.
Two of its most successful partners are Almaraya Detergents Trading LLC (a specialist in the commercial hygiene sector) and Power Clean Co.
The latter of these is working with a number of Kuwait Government organisations to meet EPA standards, including Kuwait Public Transport, the Fire Service and Kuwait Airways.