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This Cheshire company completed a £13.2m contract last year to supply high-performance valves and control systems to the Barzan gas project off the Qatar coast. With customers in the energy and petrochemical sectors, the Middle East is one of its biggest markets. Founder and chairman Michael Oliver, 75, recently opened offices in Brazil and Texas, adding to those in Asia and the Middle East. Exports hit £25.6m in 2013.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank137
CompanyOliver Valves
ActivityValve manufacturer
LocationCheshire
2-yr av intl sales growth pa29.98%
International sales £000s25,585
Total sales £000s31,590
Staff155
Founded1979
Websitewww.valves.co.uk

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