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This London company traded 8.3m tonnes of steel and steelmaking raw materials last year, through offices from Athens to Tokyo. It was founded as a joint Anglo-German venture under the name Coutinho Caro in 1951. It is now run by the founder’s son, Ralph Oppenheimer, recording sales of £1,150m in 2002, when it had 296 employees.

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Company details
ActivitySteel trader
LocationCentral London
Sales £m1,150
Profit £m15
Year endDec 02
Principal shareholdersRalph Oppenheimer and family (82%)

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