Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,355 pages of information and 245,904 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Airtech

From Graces Guide
July 1949.

Airtech Ltd. of Aylesbury and Thame Airport, Haddenham, Bucks.

Manufacturer of electronic equipment for telecommunications industry, for the Ministry of Defence and others.[1]

1964 Acquired by Ropner Holdings.[2]

1968 Acquired William Mills and Co (Sheffield), maker of industrial spades and garden tools.[3]

1987 Work on the Ptarmigan communications system came to an end, so the unit at Thame was closed. The company was being reorganised because of continued losses, particularly on defence contracts, so the business was being refocused on non-defence work.[4]

1988 Ropner Holdings sold the company to its management.[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Nov 05, 1980
  2. Belfast Telegraph - 07 August 1964
  3. The Times, Oct 30, 1968
  4. Ropner 1987 Annual report
  5. 1988 Annual report for Ropner