Wirral chocolate maker wins large South East Asia contract

An established Wirral-based chocolate machine builder DT&G Ltd, recently secured a £193k contract with one of the Philippines largest food and beverage companies Universal Robina Corporations (URC), beating its European competitors to the punch.

The manufacturer, globally recognised for its chocolate coating and polishing machine, was threatened to be undercut by a European company who promised to offer its equipment to the Philippines retailer at a much lower cost.

But having supplied its confectionery equipment to famous chocolate brands across the world and being well-respected for its design, innovation, service and expertise within the engineering industry, the company still secured the URC contract with support from the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Lyn Pitt, DTG Ltd Managing Director said: “We are very proud to have been awarded our latest contract win and having the opportunity to work with the excellent team of confectioners and engineers in Manilla – a strategic relationship that will take both companies successfully into the future.

“The support from my DIT International Trade Advisors has given me a greater understanding of the whole exporting process and continued confidence to explore new global markets going forward. They have definitely been instrumental in the continued success of my company.”