International Track 200

Gardner manufactures civil and military aircraft parts, such as doors and wing components, in Britain, France, India and Poland. The firm’s biggest customer is Airbus, which it supplies in Britain and mainland Europe, and international sales totalled £68.5m last year. The company is led by chairman Nick Sanders, 54, a partner at turnaround specialist Better Capital, which acquired a majority stake in 2010 in a £20m deal.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank88
CompanyGardner Aerospace
ActivityAerospace components manufacturer
LocationDerby
2-yr av intl sales growth pa35.82%
International sales £000s68,538
Total sales £000s115,339
Staff 1,421
Founded2003
Websitewww.gardner-aerospace.com

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