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Steel scrap processors, waste and recycling centres and quarrying companies in Britain and Ireland might source their machinery and spare parts from Blue Group. This Warrington-based distributor mainly sells replacement parts, a business that has proved successful during the economic downturn as companies choose to repair rather than replace their machinery. However, it recently won exclusive distribution rights from the German manufacturer Terex Fuchs and will sell six standard loading machines and various bespoke ones. Chairman Patrick McGeary, 60, joined up with three other machinery dealers in 2004 to form Blue Group and hopes that exports will add to growth in the future.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank70
CompanyBlue Group
ActivityIndustrial machinery distributor
LocationWarrington
Annual sales rise over 3 years63.72%
Latest sales £000s9,617
Staff26
Founded2004
Websitewww.bluegroup.co.uk

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