Thor Group

Although often unseen by their users, Thor Group’s chemicals keep furniture fire-retardant, stop paints and inks from spoiling and protect timber from fungus. The firm also has a Paris-based cosmetics division. Headquartered in Canterbury, Thor operates from 17 sites worldwide, from South Africa to Sweden. Group chief executive is Steve van de Vyver.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank150
CompanyThor Group
ActivityChemicals manufacturer
LocationKent
Sales £m*250.3
Operating profit £m*34.2
Main shareholdersEurotrust (63%), 3i (26%), other (11%)
Staff1,024
Founded1983
Websitewww.thor.com

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