International Track 200

This Midlands company recycles metal and also supplies new metals and alloys, including copper, aluminium, zinc and lead-based products. Founded in 1955, it processes materials, mainly from small British firms, before shipping them to foundries and other customers. Some 70% of its annual output of 12,000 tonnes is exported to more than 40 clients in western Europe, China and India. International sales have recently been a big focus, and under managing director Malcolm Thorne they grew 59% a year, from £7.3m in 2009 to £18.4m in 2011.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank61
CompanyHL Thorne & Co
ActivityMetal merchant and processor
LocationWest Midlands
2-yr av intl sales growth pa58.50%
International sales £000s18,396
Total sales £000s45,286
Staff17
Founded1955
Websitewww.thorneltd.co.uk

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