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TI Automotive makes fuel tanks, brake lines and other fluid-carrying systems for cars and vans. It has invested £34m in product development – 2% of its £2bn in sales in 2012 – to help improve fuel economy and vehicle safety, and it recently introduced the world’s first plastic fuel tank specially designed for hybrid vehicles. Its customers include most of the main motor manufacturers. The company opened its fifth production facility in India in February. TI is led by chairman Bill Kozyra, 55.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank22
CompanyTI Automotive
ActivityCar parts maker
LocationOxford/USA
Sales £m1,970
Profit £m230
Year endDec 12
Principal shareholdersMore than 20 investors, including Oaktree and Pointstate Capital
Staff18,425
Founded2001
Websitewww.tiautomotive.com

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