Firefighters, paramedics and industrial gas companies all use high-pressure aluminium and composite cylinders produced by this firm based in Salford, Lancashire. It also processes metals such as zirconium and magnesium at 16 sites in Britain and overseas, and has joint ventures in Japan and India. After our research closed, Luxfer listed on the New York Stock Exchange, raising $80m (£50m).

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Company details
Year2012
Rank99
CompanyLuxfer Group
ActivityEnvironmental & healthcare manufacturer
LocationManchester
Sales £m*317.3
Operating profit £m*40.9
Main shareholdersAvenue Capital Group, Stonehill Capital, management
Staff1,449
Founded1996
Websitewww.luxfer.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda