Firth Rixson

Sheffield-based Firth Rixson makes forged metal parts at 13 factories in Britain, America, China and Hungary, for clients such as Rolls-Royce. On Thursday, the company was sold to US-based mining giant Alcoa for a reported £1.7bn. David Mortimer, 54, is chief executive.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank100
CompanyFirth Rixson
ActivityAerospace manufacturer
LocationSheffield
Sales £m*636
Profit £m*109
Year endSep 13
Principal shareholdersOak Hill Capital Partners (majority stake), Lehman Brothers, management (minority stake)
Staff2,423
Founded1850
Websitewww.firthrixson.com

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