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Japanese power stations, Slovenian high-speed trains and Heathrow Terminal 5 all use specialist steel parts made by this Yorkshire firm. William Cook founded the business in 1852 and, five generations later, Andrew Cook, 64, is at the helm. The group says significant investment in new plant and machinery and the resulting efficiencies helped to generate profits of £15m in 2013.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank67
CompanyWilliam Cook Cast Products
ActivityMetal engineer
LocationSheffield
Annual profit growth50.35%
Latest profits £000s14,963
Latest sales £000s83,662
Staff816
Founded1840
Websitewww.william-cook.co.uk

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