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This precision engineer has manufacturing facilities at its base in Gateshead, and also in Stokesley, North Yorkshire and Jundiai, Brazil. The company services oil and gas sector clients including GE Oil & Gas, Aker and Cameron. It also supplies the aerospace industry and has grown by investing in new machinery and acquisitions. Under chief executive Nigel Davison, 49, profits hit £7.2m in 2013, and in October last year Express secured investment from private equity firm LDC.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank8
CompanyExpress Engineering
ActivityPrecision engineer
LocationGateshead
Annual profit growth111.23%
Latest profits £000s7,232
Latest sales £000s29,443
Staff218
Founded1973
Websitewww.express-engineering.co.uk

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