Winning The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, is an honour for Elfab Ltd, a manufacturer of technologically advanced safety devices including rupture discs and explosion protection vents.
Elfab Ltd has been based in the North East of England for over 75 years. Over the past decade it has made significant strides to accelerate international growth with exports now accounting for over 70% of its business.
Elfab has invested heavily in new technology to meet the demands of its customers, which cover a diverse range of industries. Rupture disc technology with intelligent detection devices play a vital role in protecting people, plant and processes across the world. The company offers some of the most technically-advanced products on the market, with excellent customer service and extremely short lead times.
All manufacturing facilities are located in North Tyneside and the company has strived hard to maintain this, taking pride in its ability to provide employment within the region. Geographic expansion has seen Elfab open sales offices in Singapore, Poland, Italy and China as well as developing a distribution network around the world.
Elfab’s customers operate in a wide variety of demanding industries; from the process sector including Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical to manufacturers of fire extinguishers, body scanners, aircraft escape slides and space rockets. All rely on the team at Elfab to provide unique reliable solutions to their safety needs to keep people from harm.
The company’s success has been built through its commitment to training and development of the workforce and investing in the future with excellent Apprenticeship and Graduate programmes. The company employs a number of apprentices and graduates each year to ensure that there is always a pool of talented people who can grow with the organisation.
The dedicated team at Elfab is proud of the recognition they have received with this award and intend to use this success to promote the business globally.