RMS International recorded a group sales increase of 27 per cent last year. With its associate buisnesses turnover is now in excess of $40 million, culminating in the best profit return by the PLC since it began.
UK turnover increased to over £12 million, representing 54 per cent of group revenue. Turnover in the US arm more than doubled in 2011, also generating healthy net profits.
The North West company specialises in quality volume children’s merchandise in a number of markets and has over 2,000 product lines on its books, supplying retailers like Tesco, Asda and Primark.
The star for RMS in the UK was its Grafix brand, which recorded impressive sales of £8.5 million. The range covers all children’s stationery, craft and activity products and is designed to have mass-market appeal.
Commentating on the results, Ryan Farber, Group Managing Director, said: “2011 was our most successful year to date and firmly places RMS as one of North West’s leading import, export design and innovation companies. Our success in the UK, along side international growth, has ensured the company is in a great position to further establish itself within the sector. We have most of the major UK retailers on our client list and this is ever growing.”
He added: “Our Grafix brand is now one of the leading children’s stationery suppliers and is hugely popular with our clients and their customers. The range represents value, fun, and quality and is created entirely by our in-house team here in Manchester. We’re looking forward to it growing even more over the next couple of years and widening its customer appeal.”
Thanks to the success RMS has been on a recruitment drive, welcoming five new recruits to its Swinton office, which now has 59 staff.
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