Components for cars, ranging from the wires used in seats to automatic hinges for bonnets and boots, are made by Birmingham-based AWC Industries. Clients include Volkswagen, Audi, Ford, Honda and Jaguar Land Rover. The company, which has factories in Britain and Hungary, produces parts for clients in Europe, America and Asia. Chief executive Allan Cook bought the business in 2003 and since then it has targeted global car manufacturers, a strategy that has helped international sales to increase by 60% a year, from £8.4m in 2008 to £21.5m in 2010.
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