A BARNSLEY hose company predicts to more than double its turnover by expanding into the American market.

Xtraflex Ltd, a manufacturer of flexible hosing, already exports across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

Managers predict that the move to new markets will more than double turnover from £1.8 million to £4 million.

The company cuts and assembles hoses to suit a range of applications including the pharmaceutical, marine, automotive, oil and food process industries.

Xtraflex Ltd moved to new premises at Fallbank Industrial Estate in Dodworth in 2012, and is being supported by Enterprising Barnsley, a European-funded programme delivered by Barnsley Council.

Managing director, Simon Cooper, said: “We love a challenge and there is always something innovative going on, so I’m delighted with the way the business is expanding."