International Track 200

Cheshire’s Cygnet Group develops machinery that makes materials, such as carbon fibre, that are used by Boeing, Airbus and the automotive sector. It also manufactures couplings and connectors for the subsea oil and gas industry, helping to reduce the risk of spillage and improve safety. The company, owned by chief executive Matthew Kimpton-Smith, 48, sells 30% of its equipment to China, helping exports reach £22.6m in 2015.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank161
CompanyCygnet Group
ActivitySpecialist engineer
LocationCheshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa21.51%
International sales £000s22,610
Total sales £000s25,717
Staff110
Founded2006
Websitewww.cygnet-group.org

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