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Japanese power stations, Slovenian high-speed trains, Britain’s Challenger 2 tank and Paris’ Charles De Gaulle airport all use specialist steel parts cast by this Yorkshire firm. William Cook founded the business in 1852 and, five generations later, Andrew Cook, 64, sits at the helm. Exports to continental Europe and America hit £35.6m in 2013.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank161
CompanyWilliam Cook Cast Products
ActivityMetal engineer
LocationSheffield
2-yr av intl sales growth pa25.92%
International sales £000s35,600
Total sales £000s83,662
Staff816
Founded1840
Websitewww.william-cook.co.uk

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