Manufacturer looks to Middle East

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Teddington, the St Austell-based engineering and manufacturing specialist, has revealed plans to drive overseas growth.

The business has appointed Oman-based Defence Electronic System Integration (DESI) to represent its interests in the Gulf States.

It is the first time that Teddington has had a dedicated presence in the Middle East, with a particular focus on Oman, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.

Teddington specialises in electronics, critical systems, control panel technology, appliance controls, and valve fabrication for sectors such as defence, aerospace, energy, and transport.

MD, James Henderson, said: “We’re delighted to have DESI on board. They are a very proactive company and will be working exclusively for Teddington, targeting potential clients and identifying new areas of growth.

“It’s the first time that we’ve had a dedicated agent in this part of the world and it represents a significant commitment.

“We’re excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. There’s a huge untapped market that we’re looking forward to getting to know, allowing us to deliver our expertise and knowledge to an even wider audience.”

It already works extensively throughout Europe, Canada, and the USA, with clients including defence specialist Babcock, global engine manufacturer Perkins, and supplier of commercial cooking equipment Imperial.

Mike Beedham, from DESI, said: “It’s important for us to work with companies that share our ethos and have the same high values as ourselves, so Teddington was a natural fit.

“The company has a reputation for quality and reliability and we’re looking forward to helping them grow their business.”