Firth Rixson

Founded in the early 1800s, Sheffield firm Firth Rixson makes forged-metal parts at 12 factories in Britain, America, China and Hungary. Its products end up in aircraft, gas turbines and trucks and it now employs almost 2,000 people. Oak Hill Capital Partners, a private equity house, bought a majority stake for £945m in 2007. David Mortimer is chief executive.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank13
CompanyFirth Rixson
ActivityAerospace manufacturer
LocationSheffield
Sales £m554.6
Operating profit £m81.1
Main shareholdersOak Hill Capital Partners (majority stake), Lehman Brothers, management (minority stake)
Staff1,940
Founded1850
Websitewww.firthrixson.com

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