TI Automotive makes and sells fluid storage and delivery systems, such as fuel tanks and brake-lines, for cars and vans. Customers include GM, BMW and Toyota, and last year the company secured contracts worth £2.6 billion to provide fuel-tank systems for several Mercedes-Benz lines worldwide, as well as for 3mAudi, Volkswagen, Seat and Skoda vehicles. TI Automotive operates internationally, with more than 15,500 employees in 27 countries. Led by its chairman Bill Kozyra, the company’s sales totalled £1,609m in 2010, an increase of 30% following a recovery in global car sales.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank23
CompanyTI Automotive
ActivityCar parts maker
LocationOxford/USA
Sales £m1,609
Profit £m152
Year endDec 10
Principal shareholdersMore than 25 separate investors, including Oaktree and Pointstate Capital
Staff15,690
Founded2001
Websitewww.tiautomotive.com

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