Led by co-founder and chairman Peter Joyner, 69, this Oxfordshire business supplies car parts to customers in 46 countries. It was established in 1983, and its brands include Key Parts and Borg & Beck, a 100-year-old clutch brand it acquired in 2006. In 2014, First Line opened a German subsidiary, helping the group to generate international sales of £8.3m last year.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank171
CompanyFirst Line
ActivityAutomotive parts supplier
LocationBanbury
2-yr av intl sales growth pa19.64%
International sales £000s*8,256
Total sales £000s*34,585
Staff155
Founded1983
Websitewww.firstline.co.uk

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