This Warwickshire company has 400 wholesale electrical-goods outlets in Britain, and warehousing space equivalent to 30 football stadiums. Also operating overseas, it sells components such as cables, lights and fittings to electricians and engineers. It offers technical support and runs a 1,700-vehicle delivery service. The company was founded in 1951 by Thomas Mackie and is still owned by his descendants. Under managing director Roger Thorn, City Electrical Factors reported sales of £637m in 2009.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank85
CompanyCity Electrical Factors
ActivityElectrical parts wholesaler
LocationWarwickshire
Sales £m637
Profit £m25
Year endApr 09
Principal shareholdersMackie family trusts (100%)
Staff5,227
Founded1951
Websitewww.cef.co.uk

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