James Walker Group

This firm provides sealing services for industrial sectors including oil and gas, power and marine. It also makes and installs noise and vibration-reduction systems for the rail and mass transit industry. Founded in London by Scottish engineer James Walker in 1882, it now operates internationally from more than 50 sites. Its chief executive is Peter Needham. Sales rose 15% in 2011.

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Company details
CompanyJames Walker Group
ActivitySealing and railway systems
Sales £m173.6
Operating profit £m13.4
Main shareholdersManagement (14.7%), other minority shareholders (85.3%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda