This Scottish group designs and makes equipment for alcohol distilleries and the oil and gas industry. Its projects include whisky stills for Japanese drinks conglomerate Suntory, and steelworks for Total’s Laggan-Tormore gas plant at Shetland. The family-run firm, led by Richard Forsyth, 64, and his son Richard E Forsyth, 36, generated exports of £10m last year.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank53
CompanyForsyths
ActivityMetal fabricator
LocationNortheast Scotland
2-yr av intl sales growth pa59.93%
International sales £000s*9,952
Total sales £000s*39,289
Staff351
Founded1977
Websitewww.forsyths.com

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