This Caerphilly firm buys used aircraft frames and component parts, which it recycles and then sells or leases to the likes of Lufthansa, Air France and Philippine Airlines. The company was founded in 2010 by industry veteran and managing director Bob James, 53, who four years later sold an 80% stake to US group CarVal Investors. The capital injection enabled the company to acquire a Gatwick-based airframe components business, helping annualised exports rise to £9.3m in 2015.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank5
CompanyAerFin
ActivityAircraft and spares services
LocationCaerphilly
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa159.17%
International sales £000s†9,264
Total sales £000s†15,332
Staff40
Founded2010
Websitewww.aerfin.com

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