COMPUTER peripherals firm Lindy Electronics enjoyed huge sales growth during the latter half of last year.

The international arm of the Teesside firm recorded its best monthly turnover figures in November, only to more than double them in December.

Last January the firm invested more than £100,000 to create the systems needed to manage, process, fulfil and distribute export orders for about 1,200 products from across the world via the company's website or its UK-based international sales office.

A year on, the international division is exporting Lindy products to 16 countries across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Australasia.

Darren Casey, managing director, said: "Putting systems in place to meet demand from all over the world has been a very complex task, but we are now really reaping the rewards of all that hard work.

"We pick and choose the very best computer products from manufacturers around the world - products which our customers can often not get anywhere else - and whether they are in Middlesbrough, Manhattan or Melbourne, they want to be able to get hold of these 'best-in-range' products.

"These results are extremely encouraging and, with new service enhancements to be added in the coming months, we except to see further leaps forward in our international business in 2003."