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This Falkirk company makes fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly buses used in Britain, North America, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. Its latest hybrid vehicles, developed with BAE Systems, promise a 30%-40% reduction in fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Demand for its buses during the 2012 London Olympics, and a £3.8m takeover of Australia’s second largest bus manufacturer, Custom, helped chief executive Colin Robertson, 49, steer profits to £30.2m in 2012.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank81
CompanyAlexander Dennis
ActivityBus and coach manufacturer
LocationFalkirk
Annual profit growth47.24%
Latest profits £000s30,155
Latest sales £000s481,127
Staff2,400
Founded2004
Websitewww.alexander-dennis.com

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