This Rotherham-headquartered firm is led by founder and managing director Chris Rea, 64, who says the business is developing enhanced, patented technology for almost all wet and dry gas-seal applications. The company operates in 230 locations worldwide, supplying customers in 104 countries. Sales grew 12% to £170.6m in 2017, and trading in 2018 has been strong, with a sales record of £16.3m in May.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank170
CompanyAESSEAL
ActivityMechanical seal manufacturer
LocationRotherham
Sales £m170.6
Operating profit £m24
Main shareholdersChristopher Rea (57%), 3i (43%)
Staff1,694
Founded1979
Websitewww.aesseal.co.uk

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