Kent has some great companies which are successfully doing business in a variety of overseas markets. The case studies below show that international trade is not only possible but can result in significant business growth.
RailSimulator.com develop, publish and sell train simulation entertainment software for the PC. A new, updated edition of the core game is published each year with add-ons released every month. The game is like a virtual train set for which you can pick and choose new locomotives and routes. They sell worldwide on Steam and other gaming websites as well as boxed copies in some markets.
Armourcoat has led the world developing polished plaster, sculptural effects and high performance surface finishes since 1986. Now a global brand operating in over 70 countries, they are committed to technical excellence. With an outstanding product range featuring recycled material and low VOCs, Armourcoat remain at the forefront of sustainable decorative surface solutions.
Aquaread specialises in producing products that monitor water quality for the global market. The company currently has over 70 distributors across the globe and an excellent geographical coverage with 95% of sales being international. Its distributors have established customer bases in their local areas, allowing the company to focus on producing high quality instruments and to develop new and innovative technology for the market.
Wire Belt Company Ltd.
Sittingbourne-based Wire Belt manufactures a range of wire processing conveyor belts and conveyors which it sells across the world through a large network of distributors.