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Tiger Filtration upscales to support continuing growth

19 August, 2013

Sunderland-based Tiger Filtration has upscaled to new 10,000 sq ft premises. The company moved into Rivergreen Industry Centre five years ago and took over a second unit in 2011 as the company continued to expand, doubling its floor space to over 7000sq ft. The latest move was undertaken to bring together its operations under one roof and allow for further expansion.

Tiger recently secured a new contract worth about £250,000 a year with a major new customer, which will create jobs at its new, larger Rivergreen Industry Centre headquarters. Turnover at Tiger has increased from £1.5 million last year to £1.8 million this year, and with new contracts worldwide being confirmed, it continues to expand its operations.
The firm, which was set up ten years ago, is now exporting its products to the US, Far East, South America, Middle East and across Europe, and has built a worldwide distributor network which sells over 60 per cent of its alternative filter elements for in-line filtration, vacuum pumps and compressors to overseas customers. Its export success was acknowledged with the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2011.
Sales director Gary Ashton said: “We’ve found that our supply time guarantee and high level of service have helped us seal deals worldwide, and keeps our customers loyal. More than 90 per cent of our orders are supplied within two days, and one of our strengths is fulfilling one-off, bespoke requirements which bigger companies haven’t the flexibility to do. Our strategy is to continue entering new markets and create products which spark a strong market response. Although we are a comparatively young company our senior team has over 70 years of experience in our sector and we are using our market knowledge to grow in the future.”
Sunderland City Council helped Tiger Filtration from the outset, providing financial and practical assistance with start-up and marketing support, and continued to advise the company as it grew. Deputy leader of Sunderland City Council, councillor Harry Trueman, said: “Tiger has a winning combination of skilled staff and superb products that makes it attractive to customers worldwide. It’s great news that the company continues to grow, and that it is moving into larger premises in Sunderland.”
Tiger Filtration managing director Bob Thompson commented: “We’ve stayed at Sunderland despite overtures from other councils because of the fantastic care we get from the city council. The continuing support from the council’s business investment team translates into real added value for our business.”
Photo caption: Tiger Filtration’s new 10,000 sq ft premises on Rivergreen Industry Centre, Sunderland.

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