Alexander Dennis

This Falkirk firm makes fuel efficient, environmentally-friendly buses. Bought from the administrator in 2004, it has grown internationally, recently announcing a joint venture with Canadian firm New Flyer and spending £25m to acquire Custom Coaches, which builds a quarter of Australia’s buses. Under chief executive Colin Robertson sales increased 26% and profits almost doubled to £18.5m in 2011.

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Company details
CompanyAlexander Dennis
ActivityBus and coach manufacturer
Sales £m357.0
Operating profit £m18.5
Main shareholdersNoble Grossart (29%), Charlotte Ventures (29%), Brian Souter (32%), other (10%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda