Yorkshire textile manufacturer Camira weaves its magic with record results

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A YORKSHIRE textile manufacturer plans to weave closer ties with some of the biggest US corporate names after achieving record financial results.

The Camira Group, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, has already been involved in a number of high profile schemes, such the Leeds First Direct Arena and MediaCityUK, the home of the BBC in the North of England.

There’s a good chance you’re sitting on some of its fabric now, because it’s used by banks, bus, coach and rail firms.

Camira’s products are also used by the likes of Google, Apple, Adobe and Microsoft and it plans to increase its share of the US and Chinese market.

Camira achieved a record financial performance in 2013 on the back of sales to 69 countries.

Camira Group, which was founded in Huddersfield in 1974 as Camborne Fabrics, saw its annual sales reach £60.1m last year, an increase of 9.3 per cent on 2012, as the company consolidated its position as European market leader, and expanded in the North American and Asia Pacific markets.

Camira, which has its headquarters in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, also has 500,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities across sites in Huddersfield, Nottingham and Lithuania. It now sells more fabrics overseas than into its home UK market, a sign of the growing importance of global trade.

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