This company’s chemical compounds make up fire-retardants for furniture and stop paints and inks from spoiling. Thor also manufactures ingredients used in personal care products, and has a division that tests cosmetics for eye and skin irritation without using animals. Headquartered in Canterbury Thor’s international sites include Germany, Mexico and China. Its chief executive is Joan Antoni Pujante, 51.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank44
CompanyThor Group
ActivityChemicals manufacturer
LocationKent
Sales £m390.4
Operating profit £m53.7
Main shareholders

Eurotrust (62%), 3i (27%), other (11%)

Staff1,409
Founded1983
Websitewww.thor.com

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