Polestar

Polestar contract prints publications ranging from Cosmopolitan to The Sunday Times magazine and is owned by Investcorp. It uses 650,000 tonnes of paper and 30,000 tonnes of ink a year. Besides magazines and newspaper supplements, the company also prints academic publications, catalogues, brochures, cartons and labels. Such work at its 37 printing sites generated sales of £535m in 2001, when Polestar had 6,240 staff, but made operating losses of £11m.

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Company details
Year2002
Rank46
CompanyPolestar
ActivityContract printer
LocationDunstable
Sales £m535
Profit £m-11
Year endSep 01
Principal shareholdersInvestcorp
Staff6,240
Founded1998
Websitewww.polestar-group.com

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