This Manchester firm supplies spare parts for domestic appliances, including vacuum cleaners, cookers and washing machines. Its products are either sold directly to customers or through other retailers, such as Walmart in America. The business was founded in 1961, and is now led by husband-and wife team Philip and Caroline Hulme, both 53. In 2017, international sales reached £12.3m.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank41
CompanyQualtex
ActivitySpare parts distributor
LocationManchester
2-yr av intl sales growth pa85.89%
International sales £000s12,316
Total sales £000s36,668
Staff187
Founded1961
Websitewww.qualtexuk.com

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