This global food-trading group supplies meat and poultry, as well as fruit, juices, purées and honey. It was founded in 1966 to import canned food. Since then, it has built up a network of 17 offices on four continents, with China being its largest export market. Lamex expanded further in April when it acquired a Serbian frozen fruit and vegetable processor. Under chief executive Phillip Wallace, 63, sales reached £676m in 2012.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank98
CompanyLamex Food Group
ActivityFood importer and exporter
LocationHertfordshire
Sales £m676
Profit £m15
Year endMar 12
Principal shareholdersSteve Anderson (21%), Phillip Wallace (12%), Colin Dicker (12%), others (55%)
Staff236
Founded1966
Websitewww.lamexfoods.eu

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