This company designs and makes parts for the automotive and aerospace industries. Its factories in Britain, France and Slovakia, alongside joint ventures in China, India and Turkey, supply customers such as Ford, Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover. Profits rose to £6.2m in 2018, boosted by acquisitions, including the 2017 purchase of car parts supplier Magal Engineering. Arlington is led by chairman Kevin Morley, 68, and chief executive Mark Franckel, 56, and backed by US private equity firm Cartesian Capital. In January, Arlington agreed to buy US automotive parts supplier BorgWarner’s thermostat business for a reported £20m.
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