International Track 200

Founded over a century ago as a supplier of valves for steamships and lamps for miners, Manchester’s Bifold now makes valves and pumps for the oil and gas industry. Last year LDC backed a buyout led by managing director Gary Jacobson, 45. Exports hit an annualised £25.2m in 2012, helped by offices in Houston and Singapore.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank118
CompanyBifold Group
ActivityMechanical engineer
LocationManchester
2-yr av intl sales growth pa40.95%
International sales £000s†25,178
Total sales £000s†34,537
Staff241
Founded1880
Websitewww.bifold-fluidpower.co.uk

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