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4-Traders Homepage  >  Equities  >  London Stock Exchange  >  Low & Bonar plc    LWB   GB0005363014

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Business Summary
Logo Low & Bonar plc
Engages in manufacturing, and supplying yarns, fabrics and fibres

Low & Bonar Plc manufactures and supplies products to performance material industries components.

It operates through the following business units: Building & Industrial, Civil Engineering, Coated Technical Textiles, Interior & Transportation, and Sports & Leisure.

The Building & Industrial unit supplies a range of technical textile solutions for niche applications in the building, roofing, air and water filtration, and agricultural markets.

The Civil Engineering unit provides woven and non-woven geotextiles and construction fibres used in infrastructure projects including road and rail building, land reclamation, and coastal defence.

The Coated Technical Textiles unit produces a range of technical coated fabrics providing aesthetics and design, performance and protection in products.

The Interior and Design unit distributes technical fabrics used in transportation, interior carpeting, resilient tiles, and decorative products.

The Sports & Leisure unit creates yarns for synthetic turf for sports and landscape applications and backing yarns for a variety of carpet applications.

The company was founded in 1903 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Number of employees : 2 161 persons.
Sales per Businesses
20152016Delta
GBP (in Million)%GBP (in Million)%
Coated Technical Textiles120.4030.4%129.8032.5% +7.81%
Interior & Transportation90.0022.7%106.0026.5% +17.78%
Civil Engineering85.4021.6%90.8022.7% +6.32%
Building & Industrial61.7015.6%73.4018.4% +18.96%
Sports & Leisure38.309.7%---
Sales per Regions
20152016Delta
GBP (in Million)%GBP (in Million)%
Western Europe212.1053.6%203.6050.9% -4.01%
North America91.4023.1%89.2022.3% -2.41%
Eastern Europe34.108.6%36.009% +5.57%
Asia26.606.7%32.508.1% +22.18%
Middle East16.504.2%12.403.1% -24.85%
Rest of the World15.103.8%10.702.7% -29.14%
United Kingdom--15.603.9%-
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
Brett Simpson, MBA522014Group Chief Executive Officer & Director
Martin C. Flower702007Chairman
Wayne Currie--Group Director-Operations
Michael John Holt562010Chief Financial Officer & Director
Stephen John Hannam662002Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
John N. Sheldrick672011Independent Non-Executive Director
Trudy Schoolenberg, PhD582013Independent Non-Executive Director
Kevin Roger Kenneth Matthews, PhD522015Independent Non-Executive Director
Mike Powell502016Non-Executive Director
Stuart J. Haydon--Secretary
Equities
Vote QuantityFloatCompany-owned sharesTotal Float
Share A 1 329,346,110 325,483,664 98.8% 0 0.0% 98.7%
Share B 0 100,000 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Share C 0 100,000 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Share D 0 200,000 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Shareholders
NameEquities%
J.O. Hambro Capital Management Ltd. 33,791,468 10.3%
AXA Investment Managers UK Ltd. 32,895,112 9.99%
Tito Tettamanti 22,562,070 6.85%
Unicorn Asset Management Ltd. 21,432,965 6.51%
Aberforth Partners LLP 19,619,640 5.96%
Luxempart Capital Partners Sicar SA 17,249,145 5.24%
M&G Investment Management Ltd. 15,819,478 4.80%
Schroder Investment Management Ltd. 14,864,863 4.51%
Henderson Global Investors Ltd. 14,389,576 4.37%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd. 9,672,999 2.94%
Sector
Consumer Cyclical
Cyclical Consumer Products
 Homebuilding & Construction Supplies
  Construction Supplies & Fixtures
   Construction Supplies & Fixtures - NEC
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Sector Construction Supplies & Fixtures - NEC
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Company contact information
Low & Bonar Plc
1 Eversholt Street
10th Floor
London, Greater London NW1 2DN

Phone : +44.20.7535.3180
Fax : +44.20.7535.3181
Web : www.lowandbonar.com
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