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1897 Company established at Willesden by J. Arthur Aiton
1900 Company founded.
1907 Needing room for expansion, moved to Derby
1913 Became private company.
1920 Issued catalogue on wrought steel and cast iron pipes, steam separators, expansion joints, foot valves and strainers, and much more 
1953 Became public company.
1961 Pipework engineers, also evaporator distillers, specialised pipework designed, manufactured and erected in any part of the world for chemical plant, power stations, industry and ships. 1,500 employees