William Cook Cast Products

Japanese power stations, Slovenian high-speed trains and the Charles De Gaulle airport terminal in Paris all use specialist steel parts made by this Yorkshire firm. William Cook founded the business in 1852 and, five generations later, Andrew Cook, 63, has pushed up international sales to £29.9m in 2012, helped in part by the slide in the value of the pound.

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Company details
Year2013
Rank199
CompanyWilliam Cook Cast Products
ActivityMetal engineer
LocationSheffield
2-yr av intl sales growth pa24.50%
International sales £000s29,862
Total sales £000s72,855
Staff701
Founded1840
Websitewww.william-cook.co.uk

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