Decorative hardware supplier Crofts & Assinder has reported a surge in export growth after securing 12 international contracts.

The Birmingham-based family business has seen its export market grown substantially, which now represents 37% of its business, with the new contracts worth more than £1m.

Crofts & Assinder confirmed that contracts with customers in Japan, Australia, America, Canada, Bulgaria, Italy, The Nordics and France have all been agreed.

Due to substantial economic growth and international demand, the company has launched 200 new products for 2016 in its established markets of kitchen, bedroom and bathroom furniture.

Alex Crofts, CEO of Crofts & Assinder, said: “We’re delighted to have secured these international contracts which are testament to the work of our team and export strategy, despite the uncertainty caused by Brexit.

“Over the next year, we are looking forward to working closely with more international customers in order to strengthen our overseas presence, and diversify our product offering further to meet customer demand.”

Established in 1875, the company designs and manufactures hardware handles and fittings for the furniture industry and is current member of ACID to protect its designs and products.