Fabdec breaks into new export markets

Managing Director Chris Powell predicts a strong start to 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Fabdec is breaking into new export markets as it predicts a strong start to 2017. The company produces stainless steel heating and cooling systems, has a long tradition in exploring overseas markets and is already a recipient of the Queens Award for Export.

Fabdec continues to seek new markets for its high quality products. After having strong connections to Germany, Russia and Japan the company has succeeded in a leap over the Atlantic and started exporting to North America. Plans for other markets are on the way.

Fabdec has developed a range of tanks that extend to 32,000 litres but are compact enough to fit into a dry container. This cuts transport costs and secures a safe delivery to remote places.

Managing director Chris Powell said: “The dairy sector has improved globally and the rise in milk prices means that farmers are beginning to invest in better cooling systems and technologies. As farm sizes are growing worldwide the need for big farm tanks is growing. The technology of producing such tanks is not so common worldwide.

“The UK is our main market but we have customers across Europe and are always looking at new export opportunities. The tanks we are manufacturing for North America could be a great stepping stone into the market there and we are excited about the potential. We have also had significant orders coming in from Eastern Europe, markets which had previously dipped, which is a real sign of improved confidence in the dairy industry world-wide.”

Following major investment in machinery and engineering last year – and with a highly skilled workforce – Fabdec is currently exploring opportunities to expand its steel fabrication work into sectors such as pharmaceuticals, chemicals and soft drinks.

Chris added: “We have a huge production site, years of expertise and know-how, and the manufacturing capability to work on cylinders and tanks of any size and for any industry. “It takes years of experience and real engineering talent to adapt to bespoke manufacturing, but we have the expertise and flexibility to turn around projects quickly and to budget.”