Here at Buckley Industrial we specialise in the manufacture, inspection and testing of flexible hose assemblies for the power generation, chemical, food processing, paper and petrochemical industries. Our Founder and Managing Director Steve Dransfield started out as a sole trader but converted to a Limited Company and we are soon set to celebrate 25 years in the business.
After making a name for ourselves in the UK with particular success in supplying products used in gas turbines, we started to look for opportunities in Europe and soon started experiencing the export market.
We greatly appreciate the support we have received from the Welsh Government, and with this we started to explore opportunities to export further afield. To begin with, we sent a dedicated team on a trade mission to Vietnam to look closely at a range of markets in the Far and Middle East.
After working closely with a Welsh Government contact based in Dubai, we are now looking to set up a joint-venture company to serve customers working in specialist markets in the Middle East. There is an increase in demand for high quality, specialist products that are manufactured, tested and fully certified in the UK and with this the business has thrived and has created new and exciting opportunities for us.
Buckley Industrial now sells products to customers in more than 20 different countries worldwide and we have used our export experience to develop the company’s product range. From the Founder himself, Steve Dransfield explains, “Since we have enjoyed success in export markets our focus has been very much on the high-quality, high-end of the market and industries where efficiency and safety are paramount.
“Some of our work with overseas customers, particularly in offshore environments where specialist design and testing is required, has led us into new areas that we can now explore with other customers in different territories. In many of the countries where we do business, particularly in the Far East, there is a huge emphasis placed on personal contact.
“The support that we’ve received from the Welsh Government has been invaluable, not only in building and maintaining important business relationships but also in researching and accessing new export markets. It has really given us the confidence to continue looking for new export opportunities.”