This Rotherham-headquartered firm is led by founder and managing director Chris Rea, 63, who says the group is developing enhanced, patented technology for almost all wet and dry gas-seal applications. The group operates in 230 locations worldwide, supplying customers in 104 countries. Despite a weak gas exploration market, the group grew its sales by 6%, and increased profits 14% to £20.7m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank180
CompanyAESSEAL
ActivitySeal manufacturer
LocationRotherham
Sales £m151.7
Operating profit £m20.7
Main shareholdersChristopher Rea (57%), 3i (43%)
Staff1,656
Founded1979
Websitewww.aesseal.co.uk

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