Power steering for cars is just one of the uses for the cast nylon components made by this Leicester manufacturer. Its products are also supplied to the oil and gas, construction and agricultural industries. Boosted by growth in China, where it opened a factory last year, overseas sales totalled £29.3m in 2016. Nylacast is led by chief executive Mussa Mahomed, 57, and backed by private equity firm Caird Capital.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank184
CompanyNylacast
ActivityPlastics engineer
LocationLeicester
2-yr av intl sales growth pa19.52%
International sales £000s*29,339
Total sales £000s*34,957
Staff460
Founded1967
Websitewww.nylacast.com

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