Akcros Chemicals Limited

Akcros: A leader in its field Akcros Chemicals is one of the world leaders in the field of additives for the processing and manufacturing of polymers. It manufactures polyvinylchloride (PVC), polyurethane (PU), polyolefins (PO) and is a specialty supplier of additives to the sealants, paint and coatings markets. Having been founded in 1937, the business serves a […]

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RTM

Road Transport Media

Road Transport Media (“RTM”) is the leading provider of information to the road transport industry. Market-leading titles include Commercial Motor, Motor Transport and Truck & Driver together with the RoadTransport.com website and the blue-riband annual event the Motor Transport Awards. RTM specialises in delivering solutions to companies engaged in the commercial vehicle and road freight transport […]

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Covpress International Ltd

Covpress supplies steel pressings of bodywork components to automotive OEMs from a state-of-the-art facility in Coventry. The company has a proud manufacturing facility going back over a century and became part of the GIL Investments portfolio in 2004. Under the leadership of Mike Gillett the company went from strength to strength, re-investing profits and weathering the […]

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Tractiv

Tractiv distributed spare parts for agricultural vehicles globally from a Head Office in the East Midlands and was part of the GIL portfolio for several years before being sold to a large global group in 2007. Trevor Middleton led the acquisition in October 2002 from a Venture Capitalist owner. GIL negotiated with the incumbent bank and the […]

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Dawes Cycles

Dawes Cycles is a premier name within the UK bicycle manufacturing industry in the UK, and was part of the GIL portfolio during the late 1990s. Dawes bikes were made in Castle Bromwich for many years until production moved to China in the 1990s. GIL acquired the business from ATAG Cycle Group and were able to carry out […]

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Peerless Plastics Packaging was a specialist manufacturer of injection mouldings for the food packaging sector. GIL assumed control of Peerless in 1994  following an invitation by institutional shareholders whose value had been eroded at the time. Following the initial investment the GIL team made management changes which improved performance considerably. Sales in 1994 of £8m generated […]

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Jeenay

Jeenay manufactured children’s car safety seats for the major retailers such as Argos, Mothercare and Halfords. GIL invested for a majority stake in 1996 and improved cash generation and profitability within a short space of time, accelerating new product development and freeing the business from the constraints associated with the previous shareholding structure. The business was ultimately […]

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Jessar Engineering Ltd

Jessar Engineering was a turned parts business based in the West Midlands.   Jessar was part of the initial Anglo group acquired by GIL in 1991 and made a number of small acquisitions during its time in the portfolio, including Excelda Precision in 1992. It was eventually sold to Kurtbrook Limited in 1998.

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about Ashworth

Ashworth

Supplying building services and process industries since 1906 Ashworth is recognised as one of the UK’s leading distributors to the building services and process industry markets, providing market-leading products from a network of strategically located branches serving all the major conurbations and surrounding territories. Next-day service to a variety of industrial sectors Operating from a national network […]

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ICoNiChem

ICoNiChem (formerly known as Shepherd Widnes) is a specialist manufacturer of cobalt-based salts and compounds which are supplied into a wide variety of applications including catalysts, pigments and animal nutrition. The business is led by a strong local management team and supplies a global customer base from a manufacturing and R&D facility in North-West England. […]

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