Smiley Henry vacuum cleaners are among the 4,000-plus cleaning and maintenance products that this company makes every day at its Somerset base and ships around the world. It is now working on a 70,000 sq ft expansion of its Chard facility. Led by managing director Christopher Duncan, 75, the company has subsidiaries in France, Germany, Holland, South Africa and Switzerland, and in early 2015 added a new division in Portugal. Sales grew to £129.1m in 2014.

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Company details
Year2015
CompanyNumatic International
ActivityCleaning products manufacturer
LocationSomerset
Sales £m129,143
Operating profit £m11,500
Staff907
Founded1963
Websitewww.numatic.co.uk/

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