Established in 1951 by Thomas Mackie, this electrical wholesaler now has more than 400 branches and a 1,700-strong delivery fleet in the UK, with another 400 branches elsewhere in the world. City Electrical sells cables and switches direct to electrical contractors. It generated sales of £407m in 2002, when it employed 3,792 people.

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Company details
Year2003
Rank79
CompanyCity Electrical Factors
ActivityElectrical parts wholesaler
LocationWarwickshire
Sales £m407
Profit £m19
Year endApr 02
Principal shareholdersMackie family trusts
Staff3,792
Founded1951
Websitewww.cef.co.uk

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