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Meech continues worldwide growth

November 30, -0001

Meech International reports a 14% growth in sales for the 2010-11 financial year, fueled by continuing strong performance in overseas markets, which grew by 16%. Orders from Germany led the way, growing by 83% and continuing a trend of growth in Europe over the last two years. Sales to the US and China also grew, as did those to Spain and Italy, despite both countries’ economic problems.
Exports now account for almost 80% of sales at Meech, a British manufacturer of electrostatic controls and web cleaning systems. CEO Chris Francis describes 2010-11 as “a year of consolidation following the exceptional 37% rise in sales we recorded in 2009-10 as the global economy began to recover. Most of the growth is in our core static control division and our air technology business unit, while web cleaner sales have also made steady progress.”
Meech is expanding its systems manufacturing capacity for web cleaning and IonRinse at its Witney, UK, headquarters, and is also adding to its sales and marketing resources. Two new salespeople have been recruited in China, and a systems sales professional for capital equipment (web cleaning and IonRinse) has joined the US operation. The company is currently recruiting for similar positions in Belgium and the UK, and is in the final stages of appointing a manager to develop the Latin American market.

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