Hot 100 2012 ? 25: Parkburn Precision Handling Systems

The basics

Company name: Parkburn Precision Handling Systems
What they do: Marine engineering
Headquarters: Hamilton
The boss: Dennis O’Hara, Campbell McFall, Andrew Lawson

The financials

Latest turnover (?,000): 24,271
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 49
Latest Ebitda (?,000): 1,684

The details

Maritime engineering is one of those niche manufacturing sectors which we Brits excel at. Parkburn Precision Handling Systems, headquarted in Hamilton, Scotland, has been designing, steering systems, hydraulics, controls and umpteen other maritime components since 1989. 

With sites in Wolverhampton and Kilmarnock, the firm has an assembly and test floor space of 9,000 metres. It even has a strong interest in military kit such as mine sweeping and sonar. 

Founded by Scottish engineers Dennis O?Hara, Campbell McFall and Andrew Lawson, who are still with the firm, Parkburn is evidence that world-class manufacturers can continue to design, make and sell highly technical products without moving lock-stock and barrel to the Far East.

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