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


Year Ended 30 Sept

  FY 2021 FY 2020*  
Revenue £343.3m £156.6m +119%
Underlying revenue growth +16% (14)%  
Adjusted operating profit £72.4m £25.5m +184%
Adjusted operating margin 21.1% 16.3% +480bps

*Re-presented to show central corporate costs separately and in line with current year representation.

FY 2021 highlights

  • International Controls businesses +8% underlying, driven by end segment diversification and recovery in demand; underlying growth over FY 2019 by year end.
  • Outstanding Windy City Wire (“WCW”) performance – double-digit growth, market share gains and a well-invested platform delivering strong leverage.
  • Techsil acquisition in August adds exciting new business line in adhesives.

Our businesses

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