Luxfer Group

Originally called British Aluminium, Luxfer Group was formed in 1996 after a £200m management buy-in of the non-core operations of British Alcan Aluminium. The subsequent name change reflects the diversification into high-pressure gas cylinders and a variety of metals and chemicals. Among other goods, it makes zinc diecast components for cars and coatings for paper. It has also made several international acquisitions. Chief executive Brian Purves and chairman Jeff Whalley head the company, which had sales of £227.1m in 2004. It is owned by CVC, Morgan Grenfell and management.

This profile reflects the company at time of publication and does not reflect any changes that may have subsequently occurred. Fast Track and its sponsors do not endorse, guarantee or recommend investment in any of the companies.

Company details
Year2005
Rank72
CompanyLuxfer Group
ActivityEnvironmental & healthcare manufacturer
LocationManchester
Sales £m227.1
Operating profit £m10
Main shareholdersCVC (25%), Morgan Grenfell (25%), management (40%)
Staff2,034
Founded1996
Websitewww.luxfer.com

If applicable:

* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda