Components for cars, ranging from the wires used in seats to hinges for bonnets and boots, are made by Birmingham’s Wild Automotive. Its clients include Volkswagen, Audi, Ford, Honda and Jaguar Land Rover. The company makes smaller components at its Redditch plant but it also has a factory in Hungary that produces larger car parts. Chief executive Allan Cook bought the business in 2003 and has since targeted global car manufacturers, a strategy that has helped international sales rise 73% a year, from £9.9m in 2009 to £29.5m in 2011.
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