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Back in 1912, this group made the rivets used in battleships and Ford’s Model T cars. Today, the Sheffield business makes fasteners for applications such as wind turbines, skyscrapers and railways. In 2017, chief executive Tony Brown, 54, led a buyout backed by American private equity firm Watermill Group, which acquired a majority stake. Last year, international sales reached £59.7m and the company bought French firm Beck Industries, creating a group with 17 sites spanning four continents.

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Company details
CompanyCooper & Turner
ActivityIndustrial fastener manufacturer
2-yr av intl sales growth pa33.40%
International sales £000s59,744
Total sales £000s76,533

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