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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