Northern Ireland

Trailer firm Retlan doubles its profits

Retlan Manufacturing, the firm that owns County Antrim-based SDC Trailers, more than doubled its pre-tax profit to £6.3m in 2014.

The detail is contained in the firm's annual accounts, which also show turnover grew from £114m to £131m.

Employment at the group increased over the year from 600 to 665.

The company won a number of significant orders during the year, including its first business in Saudi Arabia.

It makes lorry trailers at its factories in Northern Ireland and England.

The firm is majority-owned by JJ Donnelly and his son Darren.

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