The Controls sector businesses supply specialised wiring, connectors, fasteners and control devices used in a range of technically demanding applications.

Interconnect (76% of revenues) – Wiring, harness components and fasteners used in specialised applications in Aerospace, Defence, Motorsport, Energy, Medical and Industrial.

Fluid Controls (24% of revenues) – Temperature, pressure and fluid control products used in food, beverage and catering industries.

Year Ended 30 Sept

  2016 2015
Revenue £106.1m £91.1m
Adjusted Operating Profit £17.9m £14.5m
Operating Margin 16.9% 15.9%
Free Cash Flow £16.4m £11.4m
Trading Capital Employed £71.0m £47.5m
ROATCE 28.9% 30.5%

Controls Businesses

Breakdown of revenue

Customers

32%

Industrial

  • 29% Aerospace & Defence
  • 15% Food & Beverage
  • 15% Motorsport
  • 5% Energy & Utilities
  • 4% Medical & Scientific

Geography

60%

UK

  • 31% Continental Europe
  • 9% ROW

Products

42%

Wire & Cable

  • 19% Fasteners
  • 13% Equipment & Components
  • 12% Connectors
  • 10% Control Devices
  • 4% Other Controls