McLaren Group

Kimi Raikkonen and Juan Pablo Montoya are behind the wheels of the McLarens in this year’s Formula One championship. Founded by Bruce McLaren in 1963, the company has evolved into an engineering empire with sales of £169.8m in 2003 and interests that include high-performance road cars, automotive electronic systems, marketing, catering and the Lydden Circuit race track. The firm is based in Woking, Surrey and is 40%-owned by Daimler Chrysler. Ron Dennis, head of the company, owns 30% and rest is owned by Techniques d’Avant Garde.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank159
CompanyMcLaren Group
ActivityRacing team and sports car maker
LocationSurrey
Sales £m169.8
Operating profit £m3.7
Main shareholdersDaimler-Chrysler Ag (40%), TAG Group (30%), Ron Dennis (30%)
Staff1,110
Founded1963
Websitewww.mclaren.com

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