British Company Inks £1 Million Deal With Turkmenistan

BUSINESS TURKMENISTAN
British Company Inks £1 Million Deal With Turkmenistan
The company now has to supply 10,000 one-ton bags of the special material and have it shipped out from Liverpool to Turkmenistan. (Photo: Blackpool Gazette)

Andrews Bowen Ltd, the U.K.-based company which makes high performance horse racing tracks, will lay a new track at new equestrian complex in Turkmenistan, the British daily newspaper Blackpool Gazette reports.

According to the report, the firm was contacted in November last year about supplying its specialized all weather surface. The executives of the company Simon Bowen and David Andrews flew to Istanbul in Turkey to meet the Turkmen delegation to sign the £1 million deal in February this year.

The company now has to supply 10,000 one-ton bags of the special material and have it shipped out from Liverpool to Turkmenistan in time for the start of the horse racing season in April.

"We are currently filling 300 to 350 bags a day and finding 10,000 one-ton bags at short notice was not easy. But it has created quite an opportunity and there is scope for more work too," said the company's Director Simon Bowen in an interview with Blackpool Gazette.

Andrews Bowen Ltd was founded 15 years ago and supplies its special sand, wax and synthetic fibre surface to arenas and tracks all round the world. The company provided surfaces for the 2012 Olympics at the Greenwich equestrian arena, the Horse of the Year Show in Hickstead, the U.K., as well as in New Zealand, Florida and Qatar.