Chairman Graham Hateley, 81, started this company in 1978 as a radiator repair shop. Now run by his son Stuart Hateley, 52, the family-owned business designs and manufactures cooling, heating and air-conditioning products for commercial and specialist vehicles, at its plants in Birmingham and the US. Exports reached £4.4m last year, driven by demand for its temperature-control technologies, which lower emissions and improve fuel efficiency. Europe and the US are key markets, and the company plans to expand into Asia.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank96
CompanyGrayson Thermal Systems
ActivityAutomotive technology provider
LocationBirmingham
2-yr av intl sales growth pa42.18%
International sales £000s4,412
Total sales £000s25,540
Staff258
Founded1978
Websitewww.graysonts.com

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