On 7 June 2018 we ran our 8th Export Action Plan competition with BubbleBum (UK) Limited taking home the £3000 cash prize.
In the latest of our finalist case studies, we speak to Diamond Hard Surfaces about their export plans and their tips for future entrants to the competition.
What does your company do at the moment and what’s next?
We coat mechanical parts with a hard, low friction coating to improve their properties and lifespan. We will continue to provide a global and personalised service to our customers.
How are the exports going?
We are approaching 50% of business exported – and we have ambitious plans to increase this to 70% plus.
How has the Export Action Plan helped with your exports?
The Export Action Plan helped us to identify and prioritise new geographic markets.
How have you found the experience of the final today?
Great! It has been good to listen to the other finalists and meet people to discuss exporting and international trade.
What three tips would you give to other new exporters?
- Plan for the medium and long term.
- Be bold.
- Be resilient.
Enter your Export Action Plan into the Open to Export International Business Awards for the chance to win $5000 at a showcase final in Geneva this October.
About Diamond Hard Surfaces
Diamond Hard Surfaces Ltd is an SME Materials Engineering Company who provides surface engineering solutions to high endurance applications of a unique diamond based material; Adamant™ which gives extended life in high temperature, chemically aggressive and abrasive environments.
Using our unique patented process we are able to coat substrates from steel to thermoplastics to give components enhanced friction, wear resistance and load carrying characteristics over and above traditional materials and other coated surfaces. Our patented process technology does not require sophisticated, lengthy and costly pre and post processing to achieve a finished product.
Our environmentally friendly process gives users the opportunity to reduce energy consumption and increase lifetime of components and systems.
The company supplies its products to International Blue Chip companies worldwide in the Oil and Gas, Electronics, Chemical Processing and Aerospace sectors and has ambitious plans for growth.