European seal of approval as manufacturer’s exports soar

Leeds-based shower tray manufacturer, Just Trays (JT), is celebrating a milestone in its European success.

Following an uncertain few years for the manufacturing industry, a third of JT’s business is now accounted for across the Continent.

Over the last 18 months, the business has exported more than 100,000 trays into Europe, which has resulted in a 50% increase across all exports year-on-year. This number continues to grow.

The strategic growth has been centred around a number of key markets, including Italy, Spain, Portugal and The Netherlands, with focus now shifting to France and Germany, as the company continues to expand and explore further opportunities.

Having been acquired by Kartell in 2019, this has further supported JT’s European expansion.

Paul Haigh, managing director at JT, said: “We wanted to secure the future of the business through investing in our growth and expansion, and I’m incredibly proud of what the team has gone on to achieve.

“We’ve managed to reach these major milestones in the wider European market, while also maintaining our UK position as the largest manufacturer of shower trays.

“Our innovation of the 25% lighter tray has allowed us to rival Chinese competitors, bringing together quality with reduced manufacturing and export costs, whilst also benefiting our impact on the planet.”