One of the UK's leading manufacturers of musical instruments, which has bagged a contract worth around 3.4 million pound from the Indian Army to supply military band equipment, is celebrating the export success.
The British Band Instrument Company (BBICO) announced that it has completed the delivery of the export contract involving the supply of all the Indian Army Regimental Centres with new military band, bagpipe band and percussion instruments.
"With this latest announcement of our recent success in India, we are able to demonstrate a positive future for specialist companies such as the British Band Instrument Company in export markets," Alun Hughes, the founder and managing director of the company, said in a statement.
The deal for the supply of around 15,000 instruments to 47 regiments of the Indian armed forces is estimated to be worth around 3.4 million pounds.
"With their high-quality products reaching all corners of the world, the British Band Instrument Company is a great example of the success that exporting can bring to UK companies," said Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion at the UK's Department for International Trade (DIT).
"This sets an example for all small businesses to follow," he said.
London-based BBICO describes itself as a small business with a prominent position in the global music market, providing world-class music product solutions to a wide-range of global clients.
"This significant new contract heralds ongoing positive news for the UK export market, highlighting the company's solid reputation, which has grown progressively since being founded over a decade ago," a company statement said.
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