Sykes Group , a Cardiff based manufacturer of auto-prime dewatering pumps, were awarded the Excellence in Export Award at the 2008 NSW Business Chamber Awards. The presentation, held at Big Top, Luna Park, Sydney, recognised business success from around New South Wales.
Sykes Group now exports pumps and related equipment around the world and are continuously finding new markets to enter. Export sales grew 30% in the 06/07 financial year and 20% in 07/08. Financial Director Allan Gibson said he was happy to be able to accept an award that recognised the achievements of businesses operating within New South Wales.
Over the last few years export has become a larger focus of Sykes Group, and it is a great moment to be recognised amongst other outstanding businesses within the state and awarded the Export Award, Allan Gibson said.
Sykes Group head office is located outside of a metropolitan area and therefore they often come up against additional pressures in relation to tighter timeframes and freight considerations. Sykes Group operate out of their Cardiff, Newcastle based factory and Head Office and have recently had to expand their operations to an additional site nearby.
Sykes Group are in the end stages of completing their Fabrication Site, which is located just around the corner from their Workshop. This expansion will allow Sykes to continue and expand not only their domestic activities, but also their exporting success.
Despite the fact Sykes Group have seen success exporting, there are still many markets offshore that Sykes Group have yet to tap into. They are excited about the future and continuing to provide r customers with the possible dewatering solutions, Allan Gibson added.