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Exporters in Oxfordshire: 15 top performers

PUBLISHED: 16:00 01 March 2016




Oxfordshire companies are exporting into some of the hottest sectors and industries across the world

From car manufacturers to pharmaceutical product companies, they’re all introducing Oxfordshire innovation and production to worldwide markets. Could your business be Exporter of the Year at the Cotswold Life EMI Awards 2016? You can nominate here!

1. Owen Mumford

Tipping Meadow, Brook Hill, Woodstock. OX20 1TU

Exporting to 126 countries

Develops pioneering medical devices for its own Owen Mumford brand and custom device solutions for the world’s major pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies.

2. MINI Plant Oxford

MINI Plant Oxford, Oxford, OX4 6NL

Exporting to over 110 countries

Plant Oxford is the birthplace and heart of MINI production. Manufactured to individual customer specifications, hundreds of MINIs leave the plant’s assembly lines daily. Plant Oxford makes the MINI Hatch, 5-Door, Convertible, Coupé and Roadster models.

3. JSP Group of Companies

Worsham Mill, Minster Lovell, Oxford, OX29 0TA

Exporting to 95 countries

Europe’s leading independent manufacturer of ‘above the neck’ personal protective equipment (PPE), road safety products, and spill management and environment protection products.

4. Flightline Support Ltd

Lakeside Industrial Park, Cotswold Dene, Standlake, Oxfordshire OX29 7PL

Exporting to 90 countries

Manufacturer and exporter of aircraft refuelling vehicles and systems into the Middle East, Africa, Asia and even Siberia. One of the first companies to supply into Myanmar/Burma, a contract worth £1.4m.

5. Penlon Ltd

Abingdon Science Park, Barton Lane, Abingdon OX14 3NB

Exports to over 90 countries

The UK headquarters and manufacturing underpin Penlon’s key areas of business; Anaesthesia, Intubation and Suction and Oxygen Therapy. Supported by a global sales and technical service team.

6. Electrocomponents plc

International Management Centre, Oxford Business Park, Oxford OX4 2HW

Exporting to 80 countries

Through its brands of Allied Electronics and RS Components Electrocomponents is the world’s leading high service distributor for engineers. RS is the leading distributor in the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific, while Allied is ranked third in North America.

7. Norbar Torque Tools Ltd

Beaumont Road Banbury Oxfordshire OX16 1XJ

Exporting to over 80 countries

Most sales are torque control equipment for the accurate tightening of threaded fasteners, but Norbar provides specialised torque control tools for the oil and gas, renewable energy and other markets.

8. Oxford Products Ltd

De Havilland Way, Range Road, Witney OX29 0YA

Exporting to 60 countries

A huge range of market-leading motorcycle and bicycle parts, clothing, helmets and accessories. These are designed and developed at the company’s 100,000 sq ft Oxfordshire facility.

9. Oxford Cryosystems

Blenheim Office Park, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, OX29 8LN

Exporting to 50 countries

Market-leading manufacturer of specialised scientific instruments and software for the field of low temperature X-ray diffraction serving the medical, pharmaceutical and material science sectors.

10. Oxford Immunotec Ltd

94C Innovation Drive, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4RZ

Exporting to over 50 countries

The T-SPOT®.TB test for identification of Tuberculosis

11. Williams Performance Tenders

Vogue Business Park, Berinsfield, OX10 7LN

Exporting to 30 countries

Manufactures a range of water jet powered boats in the marine leisure sector. Our core business is in the manufacture of jet tenders where we have associations with most of the world’s leading large yacht builders who design and specify our products on their yachts.

12. Frontline Developments

Station Yard, Steventon, Abingdon, OX13 6RX

Exporting to 10 countries

As both a vehicle production company and individual component manufacturer Frontline has a mix of exports from complete cars to individual private owners through to small vehicle parts being sold into distributors.

13. WMP Creative

The Studio, Tubney Warren Barns, Tubney, Abingdon, OX13 5QJ

Exporting to 3 countries

Exports creative services. Live events, film production, digital communications and exhibition design and build. Offering international support and services over the creative sector.

14. Oxford Technologies

7 Nuffield Way, Abingdon, OX14 1RL

Exporting to 2 countries

Extensive experience in the specification, conceptualisation, design, implementation and management of systems and processes for remote handling activities in hostile environments (primarily nuclear).

15. Oxford Instruments Plc

Tubney Woods, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 5QX

Exports worldwide

Leading provider of high technology tools and systems for research and industry. Designing and manufacture equipment that can fabricate, characterise, manipulate and analyse matter at the atomic and molecular level.

Exporter of the Year - Cotswold EMI Awards 2016 (Sponsored by The Isaac Partnership)

The Britain is GREAT exporting campaign run by UKTI showcases the best of what the UK has to offer at home and abroad. This category celebrates the export successes of design, prototype, assembly, manufacturing and engineering companies of products or intellectual property. Judges will look for evidence of companies entering new overseas markets or increasing sales in established international markets.

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