|Type||Public (LSE: CHTR)|
|Key people||Lars Emilson, Chairman
Michael Foster, CEO
|Revenue||£1,719.6 million (2010)|
|Operating income||£145.9 million (2010)|
|Net income||£118.9 million (2010)|
In 1965 The British South Africa Company merged with The Central Mining & Investment Corporation and The Consolidated Mines Selection Company to form Charter Consolidated.
In 1993 the company's name changed to Charter plc.
The company was acquired by Colfax Corporation in January 2012.
The company had two main businesses:
- ESAB: welding, cutting and automation
- Howden: air and gas handling