A terrific result for Rotork. The Bath-based manufacturer of industrial valve gear is third overall – its highest ever placing – tops this sector and wins the awards for quality of goods and services and value as a long-term investment. Rotork’s first-half profit jumped 5% to £50.7m on revenues of £199.4m. Steam control specialist Spirax Sarco Engineering boosted sales this year by 10%. Pumps and ancillaries producer Weir Group reported strong third-quarter results, helping to allay market fears that the stagnant global economy might dent its performance. Engineering investment group Mel-rose comes in fourth, with first half profits of £74.9m, up from £56.7m last year, and sales up 12% in Q3.
BMAC 2011 by sector: Engineering & machinery
|Spirax Sarco Engineering||7.6||4||8.4||1||8.2||2||7.4||2|
|Tata Steel (UK)||6.3||8||5.5||8||5.5||10||5.5||7|