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.

This profile reflects the company at time of publication and does not reflect any changes that may have subsequently occurred. Fast Track and its sponsors do not endorse, guarantee or recommend investment in any of the companies.

Company details
CompanyBifold Group
ActivityMechanical engineer
2-yr av intl sales growth pa40.95%
International sales £000s†25,178
Total sales £000s†34,537

If applicable:

* Supplied by company † Annualised figure