Comline Auto Parts hosted its first overseas customer visit in January to thank them for contributing to a record turnover of Â£12 million in 2009.
The trip to India allowed export customers to explore the Allied Nippon brake pad factory in New Delhi and attend the Delhi Autoparts exhibition.
The five day trip, which also took in the Golden Triangle in Delhi, the Taj Mahal in Agra and Jaipur, was attended by braking product customers from Hungary, Iceland and Bulgaria â€“ all areas where the business has seen record growth over the past 12 months.
Comline plans to repeat the exercise in the autumn for valued UK customers.
â€œAt a time when the automotive industry is suffering, we have achieved exponential growth through dogged determination, hard work and a flexible business strategy,” said Malcolm Rosher, Comline’s sales and marketing director.
“We would not have reached such heights without the support of our ever growing export distribution network.â€