British-based family business goes international to broaden its horizons

A team from family-run Wilcox Limousines will attend the International Funeral Trade Exhibition, Funéraire Paris, in the French capital next month (November).

While the company, which celebrates its 70th anniversary next year, already sells to a varied international market, the show will mark the first time Wilcox has professionally exhibited abroad.

Funéraire Paris sees around 5,000 visitors attend each year as it brings together the funeral industry’s leading service providers, including manufacturers such as Wilcox.

On average, it welcomes 250 exhibiting companies with 20 per cent international participation from all over the world, including Germany, Portugal, Romania, Poland, Spain and China.

Leila Wilcox said: “Over the last few years we have built up a customer base abroad, and are known in many countries, but this will be the first time we take our product to an exclusively international audience. We’re very much looking forward to it and to be in the company of some of the best in the business. We believe we stand up as one of the best funeral trade providers in Europe, and indeed the world, and this is a fantastic opportunity to prove that.”

Wilcox Limousines, a third-generation family business, is one of the UK’s most prestigious coachbuilders crafting hearses and limousines, with factories in Chalfont St Peter, Northampton and Wigan.

Earlier this year the company unveiled its latest vehicles, as it launched the Volvo S90 Hearse and S90 Limousine at the National Funeral Exhibition at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

It also delivered a hearse to Kenya for the funeral of respected politician Major-General Joseph Nkaissery, the African country’s former Interior Cabinet Secretary.

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