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Amalgamated Power Engineering

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1968 Merger of W. H. Allen, Sons and Co and Belliss and Morcom; new holding company known as The Amalgamated Power Engineering Company Ltd (APE) would be owned 60:40 by Allen's, and Belliss's shareholders[1].

1968 Crossley Brothers taken over.

1968 Agreement with Cooper-Bessemer that the company would manufacture plant for gas treatment which Cooper-Bessemer would sell in its worldwide activities. Manufacturing of various types of compressors would be in Manchester, Birmingham, Pershore and Bedford[2].

1969 APE acquired the industrial pumps business of Vickers based in Barrow in Furness; this took place through APE's Allen Gwynnes Pumps subsidiary[3].

1971 APE's business was not profitable so some subsidiaries were closed or sold.

1981 APE's parent company became NEI

1989 October: NEI was taken over by Rolls-Royce plc

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 17 February 1968
  2. The Times, 6 November 1968
  3. The Times, 30 October 1969