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

Interconnect (63% of revenue) - 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 revenue) - Specialty aerospace-quality fasteners supplied to Civil Aerospace, Motorsport, Industrial and Defence markets.

Fluid Controls (16% of revenue) - Temperature, pressure and fluid control products used in Food & Beverage and Catering industries.

Year Ended 30 Sept

  2019 2018
Revenue £178.3m £142.4m
Adjusted operating profit £31.6m £25.0m
Adjusted operating margin 17.7% 17.6%
Free cash flow £24.7m £19.8m
ROATCE 31.0% 29.8%

Controls Businesses

Interconnect 
Specialty Fasteners
Fluid Controls

Breakdown of revenue

Customers

33%

Industrial

  • 30% Aerospace & Defence
  • 11% Food & Beverage
  • 11% Motorsport
  • 7% Energy & Utilities
  • 7% Medical & Scientific
  • 1% Rail

Geography

54%

UK

  • 33% Continental Europe
  • 13% Rest of World

Products

52%

Wire & Cable

  • 21% Fasteners
  • 10% Connectors
  • 10% Equipment & Components
  • 7% Control Devices