This family-owned firm pioneered low-floor buses in Britain and built London’s fleet of 1,000 hybrid diesel-electric Routemasters, and its zero-emission Wrightbus launched last year. The business is based in Co Antrim, Northern Ireland, but is expanding overseas and has facilities in India and Malaysia. It is led by chairman and chief executive Mark Nodder, 61.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank74
CompanyWrights Group
ActivityBus manufacturer
LocationBallymena, Co Antrim
Sales £m276.1
Operating profit £m13.6
Main shareholdersJeffrey Wright (100%)
Staff1,745
Founded1946
Websitewww.wrightsgroup.com

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