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Diploma plc

Diploma
Type Public (LSE: DPLM)
Industry Technical products and services
Founded 1931
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people John Rennocks, Chairman
Bruce Thompson, Group Managing Director
Revenue £285.5 million (2013)[1]
Operating income £48.7 million (2013)[1]
Net income £34.8 million (2013)[1]
Website www.diplomaplc.com

Diploma is a leading British-based business supplying specialised technical products and services. It is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Operations 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

The company, which was founded in 1931, was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1960 and until the 1980s was a market leader in electronic component distribution, building products and special steels.[2] The electronic component distribution business (SEI Macro) was sold in 1999,[3] the building products business (Robert Lee) was sold in 2000[4] and the special steels business (Henry Whitham) was sold in 2001.[5]

Operations

The company now has operations organised as follows:

  • Life sciences
  • Seals
  • Controls

References

  1. ^ a b c Preliminary Results 2013
  2. ^ Diploma: Company History
  3. ^ SEI Macro sold to Avnet in £37.5m deal Electronics Weekly, 3 September 1999
  4. ^ Robert Lee : Company History
  5. ^ Diploma sells Henry Whitham for 11.1 mln stg AFX UK Focus, 20 March 2001

External links

  • Official site
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