Refrigeration manufacturer Carter Thermal Industries (CTI), copper specialist Lawton Tubes and refrigerant supplier A-Gas are among the UK mid-market businesses enjoying the fastest-growing overseas sales, as featured in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.
Ranked 27th is CTI Group
, based in Birmingham, which includes Carter Retail Equipment and Carter Environmental Engineers along with Carter Synergy, KB Refrigeration, Franklin Hodge and CPC. The group saw exports grow by 101.59% to £15.7m, from total sales of £129m, in the year ending December 2018. More than half of its overseas sales were in the US, where retailer Target is a key customer for its refrigerated cabinets.
Coventry-based Lawton Tubes
129th, with overseas sales rising by 41.5% to £14.2m, from total sales of £149m. The fourth-generation family business, which celebrated its centenary in 2018, manufactures and supplies an extensive range of copper tubing for many applications.
is in 139th position after experiencing growth of 40.69%, to £182m, from overall sales of £229m. The Bristol-based company operates in 12 countries and has been boosted by a number of overseas acquisitions, as well as increased demand for its specialist refrigerant reclamation services.
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