AGR’s machinery automates manufacturing processes for multinational clients in the medical devices and pharmaceutical markets, helping them to reduce overheads and increase production speeds. Founded in 2000 by Derek Gaston, 54, the Arbroath firm opened a second site in Ballymena in 2014 to target the large medical device market in the Republic of Ireland, a move that helped boost overseas sales to £14.8m in 2015.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank65
CompanyAGR Automation
ActivityHi-tech machinery developer
LocationArbroath
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa46.02%
International sales £000s14,807
Total sales £000s15,784
Staff98
Founded2000
Websitewww.agr-automation.com

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