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Oxford-based Unipart manages the supply chains of customers such as Jaguar, BSkyB and Homebase. Since its formation in 1987, it has been led by chairman and group chief executive John Neill, 65. The company’s disposal in 2011 of a 50.1% stake in its automotive division led to a 15% sales drop in 2012 to £906m, but Unipart is expanding overseas, opening a fifth logistics centre in China, and a third in India. In the past year it has also secured new contracts in Australia and America.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank60
CompanyUnipart Group
ActivityManufacturing, logistics and consultancy
LocationOxford
Sales £m*906
Profit £m*29
Year endDec 12
Principal shareholders3i, Electra (27%), management & staff (52%), UGC Pension schemes and others (21%)
Staff7,521
Founded1987
Websitewww.unipart.co.uk

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