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Klarius makes more than 100,000 different car parts, ranging from shock absorbers to catalytic converters. Tony Wilson formed the group in 2007 when his company, Klarius UK, acquired the European operations of Quinton Hazell. About 70% of sales are generated abroad, mainly in continental Europe, where Klarius also has factories and research and development facilities as well as warehousing and distribution hubs. Still chairman and majority shareholder, Wilson has seen Klarius’s international sales grow 58% a year, from an annualised £50m in 2008 to £125.5m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank62
CompanyKlarius
ActivityAutomotive parts manufacturer
LocationManchester
2-yr av intl sales growth pa58.44%
International sales £000s125,475
Total sales £000s177,662
Staff1,192
Founded2007
Websitewww.qh.com

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