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

Interconnect (59% of revenues) - Wiring, cable harness components and cable accessories used in specialised technical applications in Aerospace, Defence, Motorsport, Energy, Medical, Rail and Industrial.

Specialty Fasteners (21% of revenues) - Specialty aerospace-quality fasteners supplied to Civil Aerospace, Motorsport, Industrial and Defence markets.

Fluid Controls (20% of revenues) - Temperature, pressure and fluid control products used in Food & Beverage and Catering industries.

Year Ended 30 Sept

  2018 2017
Revenue £142.4m £130.7m
Adjusted operating profit £25.0m £23.0m
Adjusted operating margin 17.6% 17.6%
Free cash flow £19.8m £18.6m
ROATCE 29.8% 32.2%

Controls Businesses

Interconnect 
Specialty Fasteners
Fluid Controls

Breakdown of revenue

Customers

31%

Aerospace & Defence

  • 30% Industrial
  • 13% Food & Beverage
  • 14% Motorsport
  • 5% Energy & Utilities
  • 5% Medical & Scientific
  • 2% Rail

Geography

57%

UK

  • 32% Continental Europe
  • 11% Rest of World

Products

45%

Wire & Cable

  • 22% Fasteners
  • 11% Connectors
  • 12% Equipment & Components
  • 9% Control Devices
  • 1% Other Controls