International Track 200

This company’s wax is used in E45 cream, Warburtons bread packaging and Barbour jackets. The business is owned by chief executive Ian Appleton, 56, after he bought a wax blending plant in Chorley, Lancashire, 10 years ago from his then employer, the German chemicals firm H&R. Exports to markets including South Africa, Europe and Saudi Arabia, reached £4.6m last year.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank148
CompanyKerax
ActivityWax manufacturer
LocationChorley
2-yr av intl sales growth pa23.81%
International sales £000s*4,557
Total sales £000s*28,544
Staff80
Founded1962
Websitewww.kerax.co.uk

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