Presses for coin mills, aerospace components and brick-making machinery are among the items that this 191-year old Yorkshire firm makes. Led by chairman Mark Ridgway, 53, exports of £10.1m in 2014 were helped by demand in China and Brazil and a contract in the US with Boeing.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank29
CompanyGroup Rhodes
ActivitySpecialist machine manufacturer
LocationWakefield
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa75.24
International sales £000s10,113
Total sales £000s20,265
Staff249
Founded1824
Websitewww.grouprhodes.co.uk

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