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This West Sussex chemicals distributor was founded in 1995 by Ian Melluish and Marie Roberts to supply the contact-lens and medical-device sectors. Melrob has since expanded into the polymer, oil and acrylic sectors, supplying more than 200 chemicals to 500 manufacturers. The company is looking for further expansion through its new coatings and composite division, distributing specialty products to paint and ink manufacturers and to aerospace and car part makers. Sales grew 144% a year from an annualised £595,000 in 2003 to £8.7m in 2006.

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Company details
Year2007
Rank15
CompanyMelrob Group
ActivityChemicals distributor
LocationWest Sussex
Annual sales rise over 3 years144.46%
Latest sales £000s8,698
Staff13
Founded1995
Websitewww.melrob.com

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