Whittan Storage Systems

This Telford company specialises in manufacturing and supplying storage equipment including shelving, pallet racking and lockers, and it says its five European factories process more than 55,000 tonnes of steel a year. In February 2006, chief executive Andrew Butler led a £90m secondary buyout from Permira, backed by Stirling Square Capital Partners, a vehicle of Citigroup. Sales grew to £157.8m in 2008.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank234
CompanyWhittan Storage Systems
ActivityStorage equipment manufacturer
LocationTelford
Sales £m157.8
Operating profit £m10.2
Main shareholdersStirling Square Capital Partners (78%), management (22%)
Staff967
Founded1951
Websitewww.whittan-storage.com

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