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Stonehouse firm moves into Middle East market

By BHawes  |  Posted: April 16, 2014

CLG Engineering

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A manufacturer that makes specialist parts for sectors all around the world is in talks to expand into new markets in the Middle East.

Stonehouse-based CLG Engineering, which is involved in automotive, aerospace and other industries, is set for a new contract  in Dubai.

The deal would see the firm export circular components, which are two foot in diameter and form part of an oil rig, to an oil field equipment group. The first shipment is complete and ready for export.

First, the company needs a stamp of authenticity from Gloucestershire Chamber of Commerce, which is part of organisation Business West.

Owner and managing director Harry Nash said: "This is an extension of what we do. Once the invoice is authenticated by Business West we can push ahead."

CLG Engineering, which employs 19 staff in the county, focuses on small to medium-sized components. Eighty per cent of its business is from overseas markets. The company has customers across Europe including Ireland, Germany as well as Norway and further afield in South America and Singapore.

Mr Nash previously visited Dubai on a trade mission.

He added: "It was a great experience. Most of our exports are to Europe but this is an opportunity to spread our name further into other parts of the world."

CLG Engineering, located on Stroudwater Business Park in Oldends Lane, makes turnkey precision machined products. These include instrument panel components for a high-end British sports car company. The firm, formed in 1979, works with a variety of materials including alloy steels, aluminium, cast iron, nylon and plastics. Other areas it has customers in include the electronics, medical, leisure and transport sectors, plus the Ministry of Defence.

CLG Engineering is planning to expand its international markets and is now taking on more business in the railway industry.

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