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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 : 2 077 persons.
Sales per Businesses
20142015Delta
GBP (in Million)%GBP (in Million)%
Bonar246.2060%---
Technical Coated Fabrics128.2031.2%---
Yarns36.208.8%---
Coated Technical Textiles--120.4030.4%-
Interior & Transportation--90.0022.7%-
Civil Engineering--85.4021.6%-
Building & Industrial--61.7015.6%-
Sports & Leisure--38.309.7%-
Sales per Regions
20142015Delta
GBP (in Million)%GBP (in Million)%
Western Europe231.1056.3%212.1053.6% -8.22%
North America75.0018.3%91.4023.1% +21.87%
Eastern Europe43.1010.5%34.108.6% -20.88%
Asia26.006.3%26.606.7% +2.31%
Middle East20.705%16.504.2% -20.29%
Rest of the World14.703.6%15.103.8% +2.72%
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
Brett Simpson, MBA512014Group Chief Executive Officer & Director
Martin C. Flower692007Chairman
Wayne Currie--Group Director-Operations
Michael John Holt552010Chief Financial Officer & Director
Stephen John Hannam652002Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
John N. Sheldrick662011Independent Non-Executive Director
Trudy Schoolenberg, PhD572013Independent Non-Executive Director
Kevin Roger Kenneth Matthews, PhD512015Independent Non-Executive Director
Stuart J. Haydon--Secretary
Gareth Kaminski-Cook--Group Director-Strategy, Sales & Marketing
Equities
Vote QuantityFloatCompany-owned sharesTotal Float
Share A 1 329,142,609 324,474,831 98.6% 0 0.0% 98.5%
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 10.00%
Schroder Investment Management Ltd. 27,074,380 8.23%
Unicorn Asset Management Ltd. 21,432,965 6.51%
Tito Tettamanti 20,217,000 6.14%
Luxempart Capital Partners Sicar SA 17,249,145 5.24%
M&G Investment Management Ltd. 15,792,145 4.80%
Henderson Global Investors Ltd. 14,389,576 4.37%
Aberforth Partners LLP 12,834,094 3.90%
Legal & General Investment Management Ltd. 9,731,999 2.96%
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
1st jan.Capitalization (M$)
LOW & BONAR PLC0.19%276
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CULTURAL INVESTMENT HO..5.98%5 264
FLETCHER BUILDING LIMI..--.--%5 143
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XINYI GLASS HOLDINGS L..27.63%2 895
BEIJING NEW BUILDING M..--.--%2 837
SANWA HOLDINGS CORP17.57%2 372
ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUST..-9.69%2 285
SIMPSON MANUFACTURING ..38.04%2 245
TREX COMPANY INC72.95%1 988
AICA KOGYO CO LTD25.14%1 780
HEADWATERS INC40.49%1 766
ZHUZHOU KIBING GROUP C..-18.59%1 576
SHENZHEN MASON TECHNOL..--.--%1 541
Sector Construction Supplies & Fixtures - NEC
Low & Bonar plc : Connections
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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