Unipart provides logistics consultancy and services for customers across sectors including IT, retail, motor and leisure. The company recently won contracts to repair all of Sky’s set-top boxes. Other customers include Vodafone, Jaguar, Play.com and Pets at Home. The group, formed in 1987 through a management buyout of British Leyland’s car-parts division, also makes components for the marine and rail sectors. Under chief executive John Neill, sales at the Oxford company rose slightly to £1,035m in 2009, despite difficult trading conditions.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank40
CompanyUnipart Group
ActivityManufacturing, logistics and consultancy
LocationOxford
Sales £m1,035
Profit £m12
Year endDec 09
Principal shareholdersManagement and staff (52%), 3i, Electra, Standard Life (33%), UGC Pension (15%)
Staff8,165
Founded1987
Websitewww.unipart.co.uk

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