Rain

Rain

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 5°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Wetheringsett: Export growth boosts Plinth 2000

06:00 12 November 2012

Plinth 2000 managing director Niall Dyer

Plinth 2000 managing director Niall Dyer

Archant

TRATMENT couch company Plinth 2000, based at Wetheringsett, near Stowmarket, has reported continued export success.

shares

Managing director Niall Dyer says overseas sales have grown four-fold over the last six years, with the firm having distribution in more than 30 countries including recently negotiated deals in Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

“British goods are highly prized for quality and reliability around the world and we have had an excellent response to our purpose-built equipment that is designed and manufactured in this country,” said Mr Dyer.

“We have even made inroads into markets like the Republic of China, Hong Kong and Singapore, which are associated with producing cheaper couches, because they regard our products as more robust, dependable and fit-for-purpose.

“We estimate the UK treatment couch market is worth at least £15million annually and if you replicate that across other overseas territories, there is clearly good export business to be won.

“So we are now looking for additional distributors who can give us new channels to market, not just in the mainstream medical profession, but in niche sectors like beauty, health spas, physiotherapy, traditional Chinese acupuncture and tattoo parlours.”

All Plinth 2000 products, which are CE marked and built to ISO9001 quality assurance standards, conform with Medical Directive 93/42/EEC and electrical standard IEC601 Part 1, all of which are accepted worldwide.

“All clinicians, healthcare practitioners and therapists demand a firm and stable platform for general treatment and examination techniques, right through to heavy manipulation, and many of our overseas customers find that our couches deliver the performance that locally-made products cannot,” added Mr Dyer.

“We also offer a guaranteed supply of spares and parts, including replacement upholstery, that keeps our equipment in service for many years, with many of the early models recording an almost 20-year lifespan. So we can confidently claim that our British-made couches are amongst the best in the world.”

shares

0 comments

Stage 5 of the Womens Tour passes through Onehouse on their way to Bury St Edmunds last year

Schoolchildren will also be involved in an evening of activities in Bury St Edmunds ahead of the start of a major women’s cycling event.

Paul Rous, of Bruisyard Hall, has launched a tech startup venture with Mark Pearson

A Suffolk entrepreneur has teamed up with a top technology investor, who made millions from a website he created with just £300, to help finance new ideas.

Cloud telecoms company X-on has launched Cuube, a new online communications services platform.

Cloud telecoms company X-on, based at the Framlingham Technology Centre, has launched Cuube, a new online communications services platform.

Jeremy Goulding, front, left, chief executive of Wheatley, is congratulated by Innovatioin Martlesham chair Ian Buxton on winning the first Innovationi Martlesham competition. Also pictured, from left, are Paul O'Brien of BT, Jane Bromley of Wheatley, Mike Ward of Wheatley and Mohamed Abdel-Maguid from University Campus Suffolk.

Software company Wheatley has been named winner of a new competition staged by Innovation Martlesham, the cluster of hi-tech companies based at BT’s Adastral Park research site, near Ipswich.

Total unemployment in the UK has reached a near seven year low, official figures showed today.
Photo: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Unemployment in the UK has continued to fall and a record 31million people are in now work, according to the final labour market figures before the General Election.

The Nestle Purina plant in Sudbury.

KitKat, Nescafe and Shredded Wheat maker Nestlé said today that first quarter sales had been boosted by an earlier Easter, but with growth dented by currency changes after the Swiss central bank’s shock decision to lift a cap on the franc.

The B&Q store on the North Quay Retail Park in Lowestoft which is closing in January 2016. Picture: James Bass

DIY chain B&Q has announced its Lowestoft store will close at the start of next year, with reportedly 40 jobs being lost.

Suffolk cider and vinegar maker Aspall was named Business of the Year at last year's EADT Business Awards.  From left, Tom McGarry of EDF Energy, Barry Chevallier Guild of Aspall and Sarah Howard,  of SuffolkChamber.  	
Picture: Lucy Taylor

There is now less than a week to go to enter the 2015 East Anglian Daily Times Business Awards.

The team at Ipswich-based software company IJYI.

A start-up software business in Suffolk has secured a place on a Government panel allowing it to bid for the delivery of cloud technology services across the public sector.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages