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UK musical instrument maker celebrates export success to Indian Army

Press Trust of India  |  London 

One of the UK's leading manufacturers of musical instruments, which has bagged a contract worth around 3.4 million pound from the to supply military band equipment, is celebrating the export success.

The British Band (BBICO) announced that it has completed the delivery of the export contract involving the supply of all the 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 in export markets," Alun Hughes, the founder and 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.

The was welcomed by the UK government, celebrating it as an example of Britain's export success to

"With their high-quality products reaching all corners of the world, the British Band is a great example of the success that exporting can bring to UK companies," said Baroness Fairhead, of State for Trade and Export Promotion at the (DIT).

Lord Stephen Green, of the and International Trade and former trade minister, said he was "delighted" to hear the of the contract with the

"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 to a wide-range of global clients.

"This significant new contract heralds ongoing positive 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.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 21:45 IST