A MANUFACTURER of noise measurement products is celebrating its 45th year in business with a record growth of 40 per cent.

As the business expands, Filey-based Pulsar Instruments has set itself the target of becoming the world leader in its field within the next ten years. Pulsar Instruments was founded in California’s Silicon Valley in 1969, before relocating to North Yorkshire’s East Coast.

Since 2009 turnover has doubled and the business now sells to 45 countries, with exports accounting for 70 per cent of turnover.

Sarah Brack, Pulsar’s chief executive, said rising claims for excess noise at work make this the new “whiplash industry”, and in turn has resulted in a rise in popularity of Pulsar’s products.

Providing noise measurement devices for everything from factory floors and mineshafts to nightclubs and classrooms, the products, which are manufactured in Pickering, enable employers to check and record noise levels in house.

Key customers in the UK include the First Direct Arena in Leeds, logistics giant DHL and manufacturer ATB Lawrence-Scott.

Ms Brack, who employs a team of seven in Filey, said: “Our success is down to understanding our customers and innovating to solve their problems. It’s also down to a lot of hard work. Everyone is clear on what they need to do to get where we want to be.

“We chase every opportunity, explore every avenue and we won’t let go until we get the order. It’s a real team effort.”