Vixen to grow overseas

Vixen to grow overseas

Stockton-based Vixen Surface Treatments is looking to increase its presence overseas after receiving funding from a Teesside funding initiative.

Vixen is a market leading specialist in the development and production of machinery used in component cleaning and is attracting global interest from some world renowned organisations.

Having already broken into a number of foreign markets, the company has identified opportunities to expand into a growing international market in Europe.

Around 35% of the company’s new machinery sales are currently generated from international trade, largely in English-speaking countries.

This has led to the company securing funding from the Small Grant Scheme which aims to support manufacturing and service sector companies based in the Tees Valley.

The funding will help Vixen develop its international digital marketing strategy alongside its partner Forrest Digital, a Tees Valley based digital consultancy.

A pilot site trialled with a distributor in the USA has proven extremely successful, and Vixen Surface Treatments is looking to build similar relationships with distributors in mainland Europe.

Managing director Aidan Mallon said: “The Small Grant Scheme has given Vixen an opportunity to grow our global markets and international interest in our products.

“Investment in our web presence and strategy is supporting development and the growth of Vixen on Teesside.

“The Small Grant Scheme is a valuable resource; I would highly recommend that other businesses explore the options open to them.”

Paul Booth, chairman, Tees Valley Unlimited and board member of Tees Valley Combined Authority, added: “Vixen Surface Treatments is one of a number of companies benefiting from the Small Grant Scheme, helping to grow business and employment opportunities in the region.

“There’s a lot of good news emerging from the Tees Valley; its people are resilient and there is vast opportunity for businesses to develop and grow by taking advantage of help available through the business support schemes.”