Starting out as a screen-printing business in 1861, this Glasgow firm now makes technical and decorative plastic components and assemblies, supplying major car manufacturers globally. It has production sites in the UK and China, as well as regional offices in Japan and Germany. Steve Mathers, 56, and David Taylor, 54, bought the firm in 2009 and sold 37.5% of their shares to Maven Capital Partners in 2011 for an undisclosed sum. The strong performance of its Asia operations helped lift profits to £4.5m in 2016, on sales of £22.7m. After our research closed, the company reported 2017 profits rose to £4.7m.
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