Treske lands six-figure Abu Dhabi deal

Treske lands six-figure Abu Dhabi deal

Yorkshire furniture manufacturer Treske is celebrating after landing a deal to supply £100,000 worth of furniture to a Christian church in Abu Dhabi.

The Thirsk-based family-owned business designed and manufactured 425 solid oak chairs, an altar table, a solid oak pulpit, a wall cross and a credence table especially for the church.

Treske has previously exported church and domestic furniture to countries including Japan, the UAE and the US, with exports representing around 5% of the company's turnover.

The deal follows Treske’s £80,000 fit-out for the first Christian crematorium widely open to ex-pats in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at Al Foah.

Treske's managing director, Justin Bartlett, said: "This was a very significant order from us, strengthening our presence in the Gulf region.

“The furniture for the Al Foah crematorium established our reputation in the UAE and we were delighted when it led to this major contract in Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s second most important city after Dubai.

“Although the UAE is predominantly Muslim, there is a strong Christian community in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, mainly due to the large number of ex-pats who live there. It is a huge privilege to supply so much furniture to such a respected and popular church like St Andrew’s.”

Aside from its export success, Treske is now the leading manufacturer and supplier of church furniture in this country, having undertaken ecclesiastical projects for high-profile churches across the UK, including Ripon Cathedral; St George’s Chapel, Windsor; Bradford Cathedral and St Martin-in-the-Fields in central London.