Dave Masters, Chairman of OE Electrics, shares his exporting journey.

OE Electrics “Creating a more agile world…” are market-leading manufacturers of power distribution solutions including power, data, patented USB charging and now batteries to enable people to have untethered power anywhere and in any setting.

Located in West Yorkshire, OE is a proud member of Made in Britain with offices and manufacturing all housed in our advanced manufacturing facility in Wakefield. They are also proud winners of the Queens Award for International Trade in 2019.

OE Group of companies are exporters to over 60 countries around the world, with their Head Office and Manufacturing in Wakefield, Manufacturing in Australia for the APAC region, Manufacturing & Distribution Hub in Germany to cover Europe and now Sales on the ground supported with 3rd Party Logistics all setup and based in North America.

North America started small for OE Group during the pandemic however this year they are focusing on major growth. The APAC Region has been steady sales for a number of years, but they have an ambitious plan for accelerated growth in 2023.  

With 40yrs in Manufacturing and Management, Dave is experienced in growing a small UK business into a large successful International Business exporting around the world. With recognised skills in the challenges of setting up and running facilities abroad (ME, Australia, Germany and the North America). 

Top exporting tip: Exporting is crucial to our business growth, but it can be a complex endeavour, so it is important to seek professional advice and tailor your approach to the specific requirements of your industry and target market. Therefore, my connection to the DBT and the help they provided to understand the complexities of different countries has been crucial to OE’s success and growth.

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