International boost for Ellon-based firm

A LFH technician gets to work in the firm's workshop located in Ellon's Castlepark Industrial Estate
A LFH technician gets to work in the firm's workshop located in Ellon's Castlepark Industrial Estate

An Ellon-based engine pump manufacturing specialist has secured a six-figure contract to provide its products and expertise to a leading supply company in the Far East.

LFH Engineering has secured a £100,000 contract with South Korean firm STX Engine to supply several pumps for industrial projects in Asia.

STX Engine specialise in engine production for large container ships, LNG vessels, oil tankers as well as industrial engines including engines for onshore plants, gas engines and those for railroad vehicles.

Les Hill, Chief Executive Officer of LFH Engineering, said: “International sales are a large part of our business and we are delighted to have secured a contract with STX Engine which we hope will lead to more work with them in the future.

“Our pumps will be witness tested and certified by Lloyd’s Register to ensure the customer is satisfied with the high quality of work we provide.”

LFH is also working on the next stage of a multi-year contract with UDMZ, part of the Sinara Group in Russia.

The latest order of £40,000 from UDMZ will see the next phase of bespoke diesel engine pumps fitted for prototype testing in the Russian locomotive industry.

Mr Hill added: “The work we are doing with STX Engine and UDMZ highlights the importance we place on increasing the level of business we do in international markets.

“This approach continues to have a significant impact on our sales as we fulfill orders from markets like Russia and the Far East where we continue to make new contacts and develop business leads to keep our order book busy throughout the year.”

LFH Engineering’s link with UDMZ has been developed over several years.

It initially came around through an introduction from a design house in Germany following the successful delivery of a project with them.

The businesses then signed a multi-year agreement in 2013 which has seen LFH design and supply diesel engine pumps for UDMZ locomotives in Russia.