Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards 2024

Dulas has been awarded ‘highly commended’ status by the Department of Business and Trade (DBT) in its Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards campaign. The awards have been created to celebrate the global trading success of small businesses across the UK and showcase the impact of UK-made products on a global scale. Dulas was one of only three companies to achieve the ‘highly commended’ status in the healthcare category.

Export market success story

Dulas has been exporting its pioneering solar-powered vaccine refrigerators to countries across the globe for over 40 years. They form part of the cold chain infrastructure vital to immunisation programmes in developing countries across the world, improving the lives of millions of children. Dulas vaccine refrigerators are PQS accredited which means that our customers can rely on their performance, quality and safety. They are the only WHO accredited refrigerators manufactured in the UK and each year we export thousands around the globe. Already in 2024, we have sent shipments of cold chain equipment to South Sudan, Kenya, Guinea and Burkina Faso.

We are proud that our refrigerators are made in the UK at our manufacturing facility in Bognor Regis. Manufacturing in the UK is something we remain firmly committed to, because it helps to limit our carbon impact on the planet, as well as bringing jobs, skills and opportunities to the local community.

We are so pleased to receive this recognition from the DBT. Made in the UK, Sold to the World is a fantastic campaign which we wholeheartedly support – it’s great to see the DBT championing small businesses that are committed to manufacturing in the UK. Dulas is a small company with an HQ in Mid Wales, yet we sell to the world and contribute to the UK economy in doing so. We also care deeply about the beneficial impact our vaccine refrigerators have on communities in some of the most remote or hard to reach places in the world, so it’s heartening to receive this award and see this work highlighted. We’re very proud to say we are ‘Made in the UK, Sold to the World’, and very grateful for our ‘highly commended’ award.”

Ruth Chapman

Managing Director, Dulas