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Kent Stainless Win Manufacturing Exporter of the Year and Exporter of the Year 2012

04 Jan 2013

Members of the Kent team were over the moon last night as MD, Ann O’Brien gratefully picked up 2 of these prestigious awards. The awards which were hosted by The Irish Exporters Association took place at University College Dublin where, Shane Curtin, Sales and Marketing Director and Michael Hurley-Technical Sales Director were also in attendance. Both have played integral roles in the companies’ success in markets abroad.

Firstly Kent Stainless were awarded with ‘Manufacturing Exporter of the Year’ which was presented with recognition to Kent's first class manufacturing facilities and capabilities. It recognises Kent Stainless’ commitment to continual advancements in product development and the efforts of their in-house design team which continually provide ongoing innovative engineering solutions to a broad range of industries.

Next up Ann O’Brien, MD collected the overall ‘Exporter of the Year 2012’ award. The company is delighted to accept this award as it is cause to celebrate overcoming the challenges which the company faced in recent years, and the remarkable global achievements and growth the company has made, despite Ireland's distressed economic state.

Over the past 7 years, Kent Stainless have continued to grow in the UK with business increasing greatly in the past 2 years and Kent Street Furniture can now be found all over London. Projects include Kings Cross, Cutty Sark, Stratford-Olympic Park, The Shard and Transport for London.

On these projects Kent Stainless have worked with Jacobs, Arup, FM Conway, BAM, Skanska, Maylim, and Volker Highways to name but a few. Fantastic feedback has been received from these companies in relation to many aspects of their performance on each project, notably their willingness to work with their clients, designers and contractors to finalise specialist detailing and the standard of quality of the finished goods which are delivered to site.

Following on from this success, 2013 will see Kent Stainless build on the success of the Olympics and further develop streetscape products for the public realm. Their aim is to develop further relationships with town councils and also increase sales from Internal Drainage products.

Further details on these and other current projects which Kent are working on can be found online at


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