The company, launched in 2007, designs and project-manages products to support aluminium production and recycling.

This includes products to reduce energy consumption and environmentally friendly solutions to minimise waste, for installation worldwide.

During the first three years of company trading Altek’s export earnings have increased eight-fold.

It exports to Europe, Middle East, India, Australia, China, South Africa, SE Asia and North and South America.

The company clients include many of the large conglomerates such as Alcan, Alcoa, Hydro, Rio Tinto and Rusal.