Stowmarket firm sets sights on twelfth European export market

Lord Green at Timberwolf
Lord Green at Timberwolf
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A Stowmarket company has said it is looking to expand into its twelfth European market, with the help of UK Trade and Investments (UKTI).

Timberwolf, chip and shred experts welcomed a visit by Lord Green, Trade Minister for UKTI.

Richard Marshall, managing director for Timberwolf said: “UKTI has given us a great support by helping us to look at our export strategy, and are now assisting us with entering the German market – by setting up meetings with potential distributors.

“Our current export reach is to 11 European countries, and thanks to this continued support by UKTI, we feel c onfident in growing this even further.”

Lord Green’s visit included a tour of the production floor, a walk through its quality assurance process and a discussion around its research and developmnent, all of which is done at its factory on the Tomo Industrial Estate in Stowmarket.

Lord Green said UKTI had an additional £140m of funding to get 100,000 UK firms exporting by 2020, and help UK companies ‘access the highest value trade opportunities’.

“Firms such as Timberwolf here in the East of England will have a major role to play in achieving this goal,” he said.

Timberwolf has been designing and manufacturing chip and shred machines for the past 25 years.

Based in Stowmarket, Timberwolf have succeeded in becoming the largest seller of commercial wood chip machines in Great Britain.

They produce 14 models which are distributed and sold across the UK and Europe, via a vast dealer network.

Timberwolf currently employ 38 full-time staff.