Egbert Taylor Holdings is continuing to grow its presence in the Middle East following a successful Q2, which has seen sales grow by 90 per cent compared with the same period in 2017.

Since the beginning of 2018 Egbert Taylor has shipped 12 containers of product to the Middle East each month and orders for Egbert Taylor’s iconic Taylor Continental container have grown year on year since the firm opened a Dubai office in 2016.

The strategic recruitment of three key personnel over the last 12 months has also helped the Droitwich-based firm solidify its position as a ‘Best of British’ manufacturer in the Middle East.

The recent launch of its dedicated warehouse has eliminated long lead times associated with overseas orders and provided its growing customer portfolio with immediate access to up to 2,000 units.

Iain Smith, who is based in Dubai and joined Egbert Taylor Holdings at the beginning of the year as Operations Manager, has played a key role in improving the supply chain.

On Egbert Taylor Holdings’ expanding Middle Eastern presence, Iain comments:

“Since joining Egbert Taylor Holdings my one goal has been to ensure that Egbert Taylor products are manufactured, shipped and delivered to our customers in such a short timeframe that the fact that our products are manufactured on British soil isn’t even a consideration. Not only have we achieved this but as a result of close collaboration between the sales and manufacturing teams, we’re also producing and exporting products at such a rate that we are essentially offering the same service and lead times as a UK customer can expect.”

Amro Al Nabulsi and Mohammed Khalaf have also been appointed as Business Development Director and Sales Manager.

Brendan Murphy, Chief Executive at Egbert Taylor Holdings, adds:

“Over the last 12 months we’ve seen two significant shifts that have cemented Egbert Taylor Holdings’ position as an established brand in the Middle East. Firstly, the effective containerisation of waste and a renewed commitment to boosting recycling rates has become a priority, something that steel containers are able to address. Secondly, we’ve now developed a loyal customer base and, with that, a degree of momentum that suggests we will continue to confidently and successfully extend our reach over the coming months.”

Egbert Taylor Holdings currently exports to around 40 countries worldwide as a result of growing overseas demand for the Taylor brand and robust containers made from steel.