The Purico Group is named after its inspirational founder, Professor Nathu Puri CBE, who transformed a one-man consultancy into a global business spanning three continents.
Founded in 1983, Purico is now one of the biggest private family enterprises in the UK. With headquarters in Nottingham, it employs more than 3,000 people worldwide in the Automotive, Care, Construction, Hotel & Leisure, Investment, Paper and Property sectors.
Behind our remarkable growth is a story of extraordinary entrepreneurial flair. Professor Puri, affectionately known as ‘Nat’, arrived in England from India in the 1960s with little more than a maths degree.
Today his company generates a $450 million turnover. However, Nat’s vision was never limited to personal success. Inspired by his father’s generosity towards others, the dedicated philanthropist established charitable trusts which contribute an average of £500,000 a year.
In 2015, he was twice honoured for his contribution to charity and education. The Queen awarded him with a CBE, and he received the Pravasi Bharatiya award from the President of India. Through Nat’s business and charity activities, he has touched the lives of thousands of people in many countries.
Purico’s mission is to lead the way in all its enterprises, harnessing and developing new technology. In the last few years, the group has invested more than £150 million in the automotive sector alone.
The continual sharing of knowledge between even the most diverse strands of our business has formed a deep reservoir of expertise, enabling us to meet any new challenge with speed and efficiency.
This precious asset, together with our innovative instinct and willingness to reinvest in equipment, sharpens Purico’s competitive edge on the world stage.
Wherever you are in the world, you are more than likely to come across a Purico Group product today – whether it’s the paper in your tea bag, a prestige car badge, or the casing on the sausage you eat for dinner.
The group’s automotive businesses embrace state-of-the-art plants in the UK, Germany, Mexico and the USA. Bettix Limited, Bolton Plastic Components Limited, Bolta US Ltd, Bolta Werke GmbH and Nicro Bolta S A are amongst the industry’s technical elite.
Purico is the sole supplier of the Mercedes and VW badge. Ninety per cent of Audi grills are made by us, while every Land Rover which rolls off the production line contains a plastic part manufactured at our site.
We are the go-to place for top end surface coated/plating vehicle parts and a market leader in the production of bespoke blow moulded components.
We are market leaders in the paper industry with three modern factories in the UK and China operated by Devon Valley Limited, Union Papertech Limited and Zhejiang Minfeng Robert Paper Company Limited.
Purico is the second largest manufacturer of tea bag and coffee filtration paper on the planet, supplying the raw material for a staggering 90 billion tea bags a year. We are also responsible for half the global paper output for sausage casings.
Our reputation in construction is as strong as the steel we produce. One of our companies, Conder Allslade Limited, has helped shape Britain’s urban landscape, completing more than 1,000 major building projects. The list includes schools, hospitals, shopping centres and a large ferry terminal.
Netherton Building and Construction Company Limited is our house-building division. Trading as Netherton Homes, it is providing hundreds of new properties in the UK. The company was established in 1934, playing a major role in the expansion of Peterborough in the 1960s.
HOTEL AND LEISURE
We own a historic country hotel just 12 miles from the heart of London and have created a luxurious log cabin holiday complex in one of Britain’s most scenic spots.
The Grim’s Dyke Hotel is the former home of Sir William Gilbert, the famous librettist who helped create the Gilbert and Sullivan operas – still performed at the hotel today.
Dovestone Park enjoys a beautiful setting on the edge of the Peak District. The striking timber lodges are built to the highest specification, providing the perfect getaway for outdoor enthusiasts.
Purico is raising the bar in care standards, with two stand-out dementia-friendly homes for the elderly in Nottinghamshire and Hampshire.
Residents at the Ocean Breeze Nursing Home and Nottingham Care Village receive meticulous attention. Each individual is given a care plan tailored to his or her specific needs. Both homes are furnished to a very high standard, with regular activity programmes helping to create a stimulating environment.
INVESTMENTS AND PROPERTY
In addition to owning thousands of acres of land, the group has a considerable property portfolio. Examples include offices in central London, a shopping precinct in Birmingham, a large commercial site in Schönberg, Germany, and a four-storey industrial building in Philadelphia.