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This distributor, based in Warrington, Cheshire, mainly sells replacement parts for heavy-duty machinery, including a range of loading and processing equipment. This business model has proved successful during the economic downturn as companies chose to repair rather than replace their equipment. Blue Group sells to the quarrying and scrap steel sectors and has also seen strong demand from the waste recycling industry. Created in 2004 by Patrick McGeary, 61, Eugene Donnelly, 55, Austin Carey, 43, and Brian Maxwell, 54, when they combined their respective companies under the Blue Group banner, the company’s sales reached £23.5m in 2013.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank66
CompanyBlue Group
ActivityIndustrial machinery distributor
LocationWarrington
Annual sales rise over 3 years64.24%
Latest sales £000s23,547
Staff44
Founded2004
Websitewww.bluegroup.co.uk

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