This Chesterfield business makes smokeless fuel products, including kiln-dried logs, wood pellets and special coals. Its customers are supermarket, petrol station and do-it-yourself chains as well as individual home-owners, and its key overseas markets are France, Germany and Ireland. Founded in 1995, CPL Industries is owned by Royal Bank of Scotland and Vision Capital, the investment firm. Under chief executive Timothy Minett, the company’s international sales have grown by almost 27% a year, from £7.2m in 2009 to £11.6m in 2011, helped by a series of cold winters.
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