International success helping HIV patients in Ethiopia has enabled a storage company to move to bigger premises in Grantham, as well as look to increase its workforce.
Raxel Storage Systems was previously based in Leadenham, but since last Friday it has switched to a bigger office and warehouse at Limesquare Business Park on the edge of Alma Park.
Managing director Matt Daniele said securing international contracts over the last 15 months had enabled Raxel to relocate to a bigger site and take on more staff.
He said: “The business has been going for 28 years, but for the first time we have started exporting to other countries.”
It started with the company’s successful delivery of $35,000 of plastic tote containers to Ethiopia on behalf of USAID, which works closely with the country’s Pharmaceutical Fund and Supply Agency to stock life-saving drugs for HIV patients.
Following this, Raxel tendered for a £1.1 million project in the country involving adjustable pallet racking, and was awarded the contract ahead of two international storage equipment manufacturers.
Mr Daniele added: “We now have the opportunity for the company to continue to grow in Grantham.”