This Derbyshire-based company produces and distributes energy and carbon filtration products and is Europe’s leading manufacturer of smokeless solid fuels. Its fuels emit 75%- 80% fewer particulates than mined coal, and the company recently invested €20m (£17.8m) in a manufacturing facility in Ireland, which will support the Irish government’s ban on “smoky” coal. It was the subject of a management buyout in 1995, and is now led by chief executive Tim Minett, 58.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank212
CompanyCPL Industries
ActivitySolid fuels supplier
LocationDerbyshire
Sales £m147.2
Operating profit £m10.2
Main shareholdersVision Capital (73%), Timothy Minett (19%), Darren Wake (8%)
Staff635
Founded1973
Websitewww.cplindustries.co.uk

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