Run by chief executive Nigel Davison, 51, this Gateshead-based precision engineer generated exports of £21.3m last year. It also has a manufacturing site in Brazil, which produces undersea components. The company services customers in the oil and gas sector, including GE Oil & Gas, Aker and Cameron, and is expanding its aerospace division. Private equity firm LDC invested an undisclosed sum in 2013 for a minority stake.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank37
CompanyExpress Engineering
ActivityPrecision engineer
LocationGateshead
2-yr av intl sales growth pa75.40%
International sales £000s21,310
Total sales £000s58,665
Staff456
Founded1973
Websitewww.express-engineering.co.uk

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