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Hot 100 2012 – 96: CA Portsmouth

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The basics

Company name: CA Portsmouth
What they do: Plastic injection moulding
Headquarters: Portsmouth
The boss: John Sidnell

The financials

Latest turnover (£,000): 25,150
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 30
Latest Ebitda (£,000): 3,564

The details

Operating as Cope Allman Jaycare, this manufacturer of plastic packaging dates back to 1958. 

Formerly known as Cape Allman, the company was acquired by Rexam in 1992, and then underwent an MBO in 2002, and reverted to its former name. Jaycare was added with the acquisition of the same-named competitor in 2008. 

The company designs, manufactures and distributes plastic packaging to the European pharmaceutical and healthcare market. 

It operates out of two plants, in Portsmouth and Newcastle. Its 280 staff have contributed to achieving 30 per cent growth, with sales figures of £25.2m and profitability of £3.56m.

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