Xiros is delighted to have made the cut in the third annual Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100.
Produced by Fast Track, SME Export Track 100 ranks the top 100 private small and medium sized UK companies in terms of fastest growing international sales. Xiros, one of only 50 manufacturers included on the list, and a recent recipient of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade, was ranked 75th overall, having doubled our overseas sales in the past two years.
Talking to the Sunday Times, Bahaa Seedhom, founder and chairman of Xiros, said: “Over the years we have exported in excess of 2.5m units … we estimate that one in every 300 Americans is a recipient of one of our implants.”
Closer to home, at our headquarters in Leeds, we are proud of our roots. Established over 30 years ago following collaboration between Bahaa and his friend and colleague at Leeds University, Kyosuke Fujikawa, to create a synthetic ligament for repair of the knee, we are still a leader in research and development today. Working closely with academic institutions and orthopaedic surgeons to transform ideas into innovative medical devices, our product portfolio includes the bestselling Leeds-Kuff Patch: like Xiros, originating in the north of England, and spreading to international markets as far away as Australia and the Middle East.
“There is a unique mix of textile manufacturing heritage and skill base,” Bahaa says fondly of Yorkshire, “combined with the strength and quality of research and innovation at the northern universities.”
While home is where Xiros’ heart is, our ever expanding distributor base allows us to continue exporting our products for the benefit patients all over the world.
To read more about the Xiros Business Model and our work developing pioneering medical devices from concept to creation, please click here.