Ajax Machine Tool Co
of Greenmount Works, Halifax, Yorkshire.
of Bredbury, Cheshire (1981)
1940 Company founded.
1942 George Carter and K. W. Howarth took on the leadership of the business
1944 Anticipating post-war demand for washing machines, established a subsidiary Ajax Domestic Appliance Co
1950 Ada (Halifax) Ltd became a public company, formed for the purpose of acquiring Ajax Machine Tool Co, including its wholly-owned subsidiary Ajax Domestic Appliance Co., which was producing 24,000 washing machines/year. A new machine tool factory was being equipped at Holmfield, Halifax; when this was occupied, West Mount would be used solely for washing and ironing machines.
1953 Company incorporated.
1972 Relocated to the Ajax Works, Stockport Road East, Bredbury, Stockport.
1979 Moved to the CEI group.
Sources of Information
- The Times, Dec 13, 1950
- The Times, Aug 01, 1951
- The Times, Sep 06, 1960
- The Times, Aug 23, 1962
- Cambridge Electronic Industries incorporation filing