ELECTRICAL goods manufacturer Ebac has announced positive results for last year.

Ebac, which has a factory on Aycliffe Business Park, County Durham, recorded a profit of £362,216 in the year ending December, 31, 2017– up from £327,663 the previous year.

The firm, which is the only British company to produce washing machines, dehumidifiers and water coolers in the UK, saw the company’s turnover grow to £17,507,319 from £15,338,277.

The company said increased retail distribution for its domestic dehumidifier range boosted sales, alongside more watercooler sales.

Ebac was founded in 1972 by Brexit-backing North East engineer John Elliott.

Mr Elliott, who now serves as the executive chairman of Ebac Ltd, said: “This is another positive set of results, building on the progress made last year.

"Despite the tough current trading conditions, we are reaping the rewards of our long-term investment plans.

"The company has introduced new products, including washing machines, to the market and will continue to innovative and fly the flag for British manufacturing.”

A spokesperson said the company, which started making dehumidifiers more than 40 years ago and water coolers two decades later, continues to expand its range of products. It launched a range of air source heat pumps in 2013 and developed its facilities and team to move into home appliances in 2014. The company also revealed it will become the UK’s only manufacturer of washing machines and, following the recent acquisition of the Norfrost brand, chest freezers, to expand into the laundry and refrigeration sectors.