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68. Montupet

Managing director: Jim Burke
Employment: 530

Turnover: £70.8m

Pre-tax profit: £10.0m

Montupet is a French manufacturer for the automotive sector, with two manufacturing plants in France and one in each of Spain, Mexico, Bulgaria and Northern Ireland.

It is the second largest independent manufacturer of aluminium cylinder heads in the world.

Montupet UK has been in Northern Ireland since 1989, and manufacturers cast aluminium cylinder heads for petrol and diesel engines used in engines for Ford,

Peugeot, Citroen, GM, Volvo, Fiat, Mazda and Jaguar vehicles.

The Plant currently delivers its products into engine plants based in the UK, France, Turkey, Romania, South Africa and China.

It continues with its investment programme to produce engines for small fuel efficient, high volume, low emission family vehicles.

In 2012 it acquired the replacement programme for the Ford Panther programme worth an estimated £200M to the Plant in turnover for the life of the product.

This will be delivered to Ford engine plants across the world.


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