International Track 200

From the rural heart of Aberdeenshire, this firm makes and hires out winches and ship deck machinery for the oil and gas industry. Last year, for example, it delivered a winch capable of operating at -45˚C to the Arctic. Founded and run by Alfie Cheyne, 49, customers include Shell, Chevron and Maersk. In 2010 it opened its first overseas office, in Norway. International sales expanded to reach £23.1m in 2012.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank100
CompanyACE Winches
ActivityWinch manufacturer
LocationAberdeenshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa48.88%
International sales £000s23,053
Total sales £000s31,129
Staff253
Founded1986
Websitewww.ace-winches.co.uk

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