Martin-Baker says its aircraft ejection seats and survival equipment have saved more than 7,500 lives. Founded in 1934 as an aircraft manufacturer by Northern Irish engineer Sir James Martin and test pilot Captain Valentine Baker, the company, based near Uxbridge, has since expanded its operations to France, Italy and America, which is now its largest single market. It is headed by Martin’s twin sons, John and James, 74.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank89
CompanyMartin-Baker
ActivityEjection seat manufacturer
LocationNr. Uxbridge
Sales £m241.6
Operating profit £m67.4
Main shareholdersJames Martin (18%), John Martin (16%), Martin family (66%)
Staff870
Founded1934
Websitewww.martin-baker.com

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