Britax Childcare

This Surrey company specialises in producing child-safety products, including car seats, pushchairs and bicycle seats, and distributes them to more than 40 countries. Britax now stamps barcodes on its seats which, when scanned with a mobile phone, link parents to a website that demonstrates the correct installation procedures. Nordic Capital bought the firm in 2010 from Carlyle Group in a £450m secondary buyout, and under chief executive Karl Kahofer, profits have grown by 92% a year from £4.2m in 2007 to £30.1m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank19
CompanyBritax Childcare
ActivityChild car seat maker
LocationSurrey
Annual profit growth92.25%
Latest profits £000s30,076
Latest sales £000s231,748
Staff1,067
Founded1939
Websitewww.britax.co.uk

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