Founded in the 1890s making stills for Scotch whisky, Forsyths diversified into oil and gas equipment in the 1990s. Projects include whisky stills for Japanese drinks conglomerate Suntory, and steelworks for Total’s gas plant in Shetland. The Moray-based, family-run firm, led by Richard Forsyth, 68, and his son Richard E Forsyth, 40, has recently developed a mobile whisky distillery, and opened operations in Japan and Hong Kong to meet demand in Asia. Exports reached £12.4m in 2018.
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