Crittall Windows has been named as one of the top 100 exporting firms in the country, according to a new league table published (Sunday 26th) in the Sunday Times.
And within the south east region of the UK the Witham-based manufacturer of steel windows has been ranked 11th in the value of international sales. During the past two years sales of Crittall’s products to foreign customers has grown by 58% netting, in 2016, some £4.5 million, 30% of its total earnings.
The statistics have earned the company a place in the Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 list. This is the third year that the list has been published but the first time Crittall has entered the rankings.
Originally founded in 1849 Crittall is the world’s oldest continuous manufacturer of steel windows and, since the early 1900s, has developed operations in many countries across the globe.
In 2010 it received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in recognition of export achievements in the American market where it now ranks as the second largest supplier of steel windows.
Its clients on the other side of the Atlantic, include the ‘Ivy League’ universities of Princeton and Yale, a prestigious apartment block facing Central Park in New York, and most recently two leading boutique hotels, also in Manhattan.
Stuart Judge, Crittall’s MD said:
“The Sunday Times Lloyds SME accolade is a further testament to the importance we attach to foreign markets for our world-beating products designed and manufactured here in Essex.
In a further recognition of our commitment to export success we were delighted to be chosen by The Department for International Trade to host an ‘export bootcamp ‘for Businesses in Essex at our Witham factory following a request from Witham MP Priti Patel. The workshop was held on the DIT’s mobile Export Hub and was a great success “.