Founded in Sheffield in 1778, this firm specialises in making alloys and metals that are difficult to shape. Its precision components include industrial gas turbines, aircraft engines, turbine blades, casings and heat shields. Doncasters is led by chairman and chief executive Tariq Jesrai, 57, and has its headquarters in Burton-upon-Trent, with 35 production sites globally. It was bought by Dubai International Capital in 2006.

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Company details
ActivityEngineering components maker
LocationBurton upon Trent
Sales £m679
Profit £m136
Year endDec 14
Principal shareholdersDubai International Capital (98%), management (2%)

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