Inspired by the Bauhaus movement, which espouses a balance of quality, form and design-led function, this flooring manufacturer invented its first safety product in 1947, offering a sheet vinyl floor covering with a slip-resistant surface. The Hertfordshire group has offices in Europe, America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. In 2015, chief executive Richard Kahn, 56, led the acquisition of German floorings group Debolon Dessauer Bodenbeläge for an undisclosed sum.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank201
CompanyAltro
ActivitySafety flooring manufacturer
LocationLetchworth Garden City
Sales £m138
Operating profit £m11.3
Main shareholders

Kahn family (53%), other management and family (47%)

Staff783
Founded1947
Websitewww.altro.co.uk

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