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Purico Group2019-07-25T08:31:36+00:00

The Purico Group

Professor Puri, fondly referred to as Nat, worked at the British company in the 1970s as an engineer. He was quickly promoted to a managerial role as his flair for business became apparent. His attention to detail and strong work ethic led to a dramatic increase in turnover. By the time he left to set up his own consultancy in 1976 he was responsible for more than half of the company’s profits.

Just seven years after his departure Nat returned as owner, having persuaded his bank, on the strength of his track record at Skerritts, to lend him the money to buy the business.

Originally from the Punjab in India, Nottingham has been Nat’s home for more than 40 years and he has the honour of being a Freeman of the City of Nottingham. He came to England in the 1960s armed with little  more than a maths degree. The cheapest course he could find was in air conditioning and refrigeration at London South Bank University, where he completed a diploma in engineering and was later given an honorary doctorate of sciences.

His purchase of Skerritts, of Nottingham, was the catalyst for a rapid programme of acquisitions and consolidation.

In the early days, Purico’s activities were centred on traditional UK businesses, including Bolton Plastic Components Limited and Bettix Limited, manufacturers of plastic products. The group soon broadened its horizons, expanding into Europe, Asia and America.

Adding a well-known German motor parts manufacturer to the Purico stable in 1985 marked the start of a journey into new industries. Today Bolta Werke GmbH, which produces the VW and Mercedes car badges, is the single largest operation of its kind, supplying quality plastic car components to Europe, Asia and North America.

Purico continually reviews world markets to maintain its position as one of the most diverse and successful private enterprises in the UK.

In 2016, the group opened a $50 million plant in Alabama, USA, eight years after entering into a joint venture with a Mexican company to supply VW. Both factories are key suppliers to the automotive industry.

Through continual growth and investment, Purico has become a major international force, employing more than 3,000 people in the UK, Germany, USA, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and Indonesia. The group ‘family tree’ on the right illustrates the hugely varied sectors it competes in.

The Purico Filtration Paper Division

The Purico Group

Professor Puri, fondly referred to as Nat, worked at the British company in the 1970s as an engineer. He was quickly promoted to a managerial role as his flair for business became apparent. His attention to detail and strong work ethic led to a dramatic increase in turnover. By the time he left to set up his own consultancy in 1976 he was responsible for more than half of the company’s profits.

Just seven years after his departure Nat returned as owner, having persuaded his bank, on the strength of his track record at Skerritts, to lend him the money to buy the business.

Originally from the Punjab in India, Nottingham has been Nat’s home for more than 40 years and he has the honour of being a Freeman of the City of Nottingham. He came to England in the 1960s armed with little  more than a maths degree. The cheapest course he could find was in air conditioning and refrigeration at London South Bank University, where he completed a diploma in engineering and was later given an honorary doctorate of sciences.

His purchase of Skerritts, of Nottingham, was the catalyst for a rapid programme of acquisitions and consolidation.

In the early days, Purico’s activities were centred on traditional UK businesses, including Bolton Plastic Components Limited and Bettix Limited, manufacturers of plastic products. The group soon broadened its horizons, expanding into Europe, Asia and America.

Adding a well-known German motor parts manufacturer to the Purico stable in 1985 marked the start of a journey into new industries. Today Bolta Werke GmbH, which produces the VW and Mercedes car badges, is the single largest operation of its kind, supplying quality plastic car components to Europe, Asia and North America.

Purico continually reviews world markets to maintain its position as one of the most diverse and successful private enterprises in the UK.

In 2016, the group opened a $50 million plant in Alabama, USA, eight years after entering into a joint venture with a Mexican company to supply VW. Both factories are key suppliers to the automotive industry.

Through continual growth and investment, Purico has become a major international force, employing more than 3,000 people in the UK, Germany, USA, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and Indonesia. The group ‘family tree’ on the right illustrates the hugely varied sectors it competes in.

The Purico Filtration Paper Division

The Purico Group

Professor Puri, fondly referred to as Nat, worked at the British company in the 1970s as an engineer. He was quickly promoted to a managerial role as his flair for business became apparent. His attention to detail and strong work ethic led to a dramatic increase in turnover. By the time he left to set up his own consultancy in 1976 he was responsible for more than half of the company’s profits.

Just seven years after his departure Nat returned as owner, having persuaded his bank, on the strength of his track record at Skerritts, to lend him the money to buy the business.

Originally from the Punjab in India, Nottingham has been Nat’s home for more than 40 years and he has the honour of being a Freeman of the City of Nottingham. He came to England in the 1960s armed with little  more than a maths degree. The cheapest course he could find was in air conditioning and refrigeration at London South Bank University, where he completed a diploma in engineering and was later given an honorary doctorate of sciences.

His purchase of Skerritts, of Nottingham, was the catalyst for a rapid programme of acquisitions and consolidation.

In the early days, Purico’s activities were centred on traditional UK businesses, including Bolton Plastic Components Limited and Bettix Limited, manufacturers of plastic products. The group soon broadened its horizons, expanding into Europe, Asia and America.

Adding a well-known German motor parts manufacturer to the Purico stable in 1985 marked the start of a journey into new industries. Today Bolta Werke GmbH, which produces the VW and Mercedes car badges, is the single largest operation of its kind, supplying quality plastic car components to Europe, Asia and North America.

Purico continually reviews world markets to maintain its position as one of the most diverse and successful private enterprises in the UK.

In 2016, the group opened a $50 million plant in Alabama, USA, eight years after entering into a joint venture with a Mexican company to supply VW. Both factories are key suppliers to the automotive industry.

Through continual growth and investment, Purico has become a major international force, employing more than 3,000 people in the UK, Germany, USA, Mexico, China, Hong Kong and Indonesia. The group ‘family tree’ on the right illustrates the hugely varied sectors it competes in.

The Purico Filtration Paper Division