A SILO discharge machine denied entry to Russia after being exported from Middlesbrough has been successfully delivered, thanks to support from overseas trade specialist, Chamber International.

German businessman, Peter Gasch, who recently acquired Louise Engineering with a colleague, flew from Germany to meet export advisers at Chamber International for help in reducing heavy costs imposed by the delivery company after Russian customs stopped them entering the country.

Mr Gasch said: “Confirmation of the origin was insisted upon at the last minute during packaging and, as the forwarder had already been instructed and paid, we had not had time to look at this.

“Chamber International knew exactly what was needed and saved me hundreds of pounds in costs for the delayed vehicles. We were very impressed.”

The order was among the first fulfilled by Louise Engineering since the company, founded in 1970, was acquired by Mr Gasch and Ukrainian Mykola Popovych.

The pair were previously senior managers at medium-sized companies in the same field in Germany and Poland.

Chamber International helps experienced exporters throughout the UK with a range of specialist services.