A Merseyside firm has secured a $6 million (£3.7 million) contract to supply the security throughout Doha’s new international airport.
ATG Access, headquartered in Haydock, manufacturers a range of security products from residential bollards to anti-terrorist systems.
The firm, which supplies security bollards to the Houses of Parliament and Arsenal Football Club, will deliver its contract with Doha Airport over a four-year period.
Glenn Cooper, managing director of ATG Access, revealed that 60 per cent of the businesses turnover currently comes from overseas trade and this is expected to increase to 75 per cent.
"We have completed many very high profile projects both in the UK and worldwide and intend to keep expanding.
"At the moment we hope to build on our success as security providers and will soon be returning to Brazil to further explore opportunities at the Olympics, the World Cup and the Confederations Cup.”
ATG Access began exporting eight years ago after it signed up to UKTI’s Passport to Export programme.
Charles Jacobson, international trade advisor for UKTI North West, said, "ATG Access was already a very successful UK company, but in order to continue growing and developing, it needed to develop its international potential.
“UKTI has worked closely with ATG for the last eight years, and in this time the business has made remarkable progress with its international trade.
“With the increased demand for security worldwide the company is well placed to expand into new and existing markets and I'm sure ATG will continue to grow and develop its export business.”
By Kirsty Hewitt