Freightliner Group

This rail freight group hauls containers and bulk materials such as cement and coal. The company’s nine inland terminals handle 65% of all the rail freight moved within the UK. Founded by British Rail in 1965, the business was privatised in 1996 in a management buyout and has now extended its operations to include Poland and Australia.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank78
CompanyFreightliner Group
ActivityRail haulage operator
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*†349.0
Operating profit £m*†20.9
Main shareholdersArcapita and other investing parties (87%), management (13%)
Staff2,160
Founded1996
Websitewww.freightliner.co.uk

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda