Steel castings weighing up to 30 tons are made at Bonds’ facilities in Cumbria, Sheffield, Scunthorpe and Co Durham, where the firm also has its headquarters. The castings are made to order for customers in the oil and gas, construction and power-generation industries and exported to 32 countries. Acquisitions and new manufacturing processes helped overseas sales hit £12.1m last year. It is led by founder and chairman Paul Duncan, 69, and demand in the US, Australia and Denmark is expected to fuel growth.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank46
CompanyBonds
ActivitySteel castings manufacturer
LocationCounty Durham
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa66.90%
International sales £000s*12,092
Total sales £000s*22,211
Staff300
Founded1997
Websitewww.bondsfoundry.com

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