Cobra UK Automotive Products has become the 500th member of the Midlands World Trade Forum.
The innovative Shropshire company, which employs 17 people, bounced back from the closure of MG Rover to land orders worth nearly £7 million in eight hours.
Exports currently account for 90 per cent of the company's sales, but it is not sitting still and hopes to build further contacts through the forum network.
With an inventive use of materials and high tech laser scanning techniques the company, which was only formed five years ago, now supplies parts to Volvo, GM, Ford and Bentley among others.
The MWTF is the region's largest international trade support group. Its members together have an export turn-over of almost £1 billion.
Cobra managing director Gary Seale said: "It is very difficult to break into tier one supplying. MG Rover took a leap of faith and placed an order with us, but unfortunately it went bust before the deal could come to fruition.
"Nevertheless, just getting involved with them spurred us on. The day it closed was a defining moment for us because other doors opened with carmakers around the world.
"One of the main reasons why we got the order from Volvo was because of our innovation and we used the UK Trade & Investment Passport to Export programme to make visits to Sweden to see them. Since then the company has really taken off and our exports have rocketed. We may have even underestimated the potential of our products.
"One of our rivals in Germany has seen its turnover shoot up to £1.4 billion in just a few years. If we could achieve just a fraction of that we would be delighted."
Cobra, which has a turnover of £1.7 million, makes use of laser scanning, enabling it to create perfect copies of components in moulded plastic.
With one customer, who was only interested in using metal parts, it made the piece in plastic, coated it in aluminium and put it in the fridge to give it a cold metal feel.
The customer was fooled, but also delighted with the quality when the truth came out and a deal was done.
Mr Seale said: "We've been waiting for this success for five years. There are so many opportunities for us to exploit including being able to use hospital MRI scanners and our equipment to allow doctors to see whether people's broken bones are knitting together without having to open up the patient but we are simply too busy with the automotive side.
"The export and international trade side of the business is vital to our success.
"We are able to use high quality suppliers in the Far East, which means we remain competitive.
"British industry still has the innovative edge over China and Eastern countries, but there's no reason why we shouldn't make use of their low costs to make our products cheaper."
Peter Mathews, president of the MWTF, said: "What Gary and his team are doing is incredible and their enthusiasm for their work is obvious.
"They are taking exactly the right approach, using innovation to take on the UK's manufacturing rivals in Eastern Europe and the Far East.
"We are agreed there is much to shout about in the UK engineering sector and we need to promote success stories like this more."