International Track 200

Oil rigs use as many as 2,000 of this company’s parts. Chairman Michael Oliver, 74, set up the firm in 1979. Its customers include Shell and Exxon Mobil, and sales to Norway, China and Brazil boosted exports to £24m in 2012. Fracking may bring opportunities for growth in America.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank75
CompanyOliver Valves
ActivityValve manufacturer
LocationCheshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa61.56%
International sales £000s24,033
Total sales £000s29,731
Staff142
Founded1979
Websitewww.valves.co.uk

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