Rix owns the only surviving shipbuilding yard on the Humber and recently celebrated the launch of a £6m refuelling vessel, the largest ever to be built at the yard. Rix’s largest subsidiary is the fuel distributor Rix Petroleum, and it also owns caravan maker Victory Leisure Homes. Tim Rix is managing director, representing the fifth generation of family ownership.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank44
CompanyRix
ActivityShipping, oil distributor
LocationHull
Sales £m425.4
Operating profit £m1.6
Main shareholdersJohn Rix & family (100%)
Staff435
Founded1927
Websitewww.rix.co.uk

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