The Controls sector businesses supply specialised wiring, 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 (18% of revenues) - Specialty aerospace-quality fasteners supplied to Civil Aerospace, Motorsport, Industrial and Defence markets.

Fluid Controls (23% of revenues) – Temperature, pressure and fluid control products used in Food, Beverage and Catering industries.

Year Ended 30 Sept

  2017 2016
Revenue £130.7m £106.1m
Adjusted Operating Profit £23.0m £17.9m
Operating Margin 17.6% 16.9%
Free Cash Flow £18.6m £16.4m
ROATCE 32.2% 27.0%

Controls Businesses

Interconnect 
Specialty Fasteners
Fluid Controls

Breakdown of revenue

Customers

30%

Aerospace & Defence

  • 29% Industrial
  • 15% Food & Beverage
  • 14% Motorsport
  • 5% Energy & Utilities
  • 5% Medical & Scientific
  • 2% Rail

Geography

58%

UK

  • 33% Continental Europe
  • 9% ROW

Products

41%

Wire & Cable

  • 20% Fasteners
  • 13% Connectors
  • 12% Equipment & Components
  • 10% Control Devices
  • 4% Other Controls