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Anderson Strathclyde

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Makers of mining equipment

1966 Anderson Boyes merged with Mavor and Coulson under the name of Anderson Mavor Ltd. Rationalisation of activities began.

1969 because the group only had a small share of the laundry equipment market, it sold D. and J. Tullis to Melbray Group[1]

1971 Integration of the two companies' trading took place. The principal products became the power loader and, to a lesser extent, the roadheader. The merged company continued to play a major role in the mechanisation of coal winning by the NCB, particularly during the 1960s.

Closely involved with the NCB in the development of automatic steering systems for power loaders.

1974 The company changed its name to Anderson Strathclyde Ltd. Anderson Strathclyde's development and growth were partly based on the developments made during the 1960s.

Developed the first 1MW cutting machines and high voltage (3kV and 4.2kV) mining machinery. The introduction of the Anderson Strathclyde conveyor-mounted trepanner had the advantage of floor mounting with the measure of control of a conveyor-mounted design. This led to the development of the modern range of in-web shearers.

1983 Charter Consolidated acquired Anderson Strathclyde after a 3-year battle, despite a split decision by the Monopolies Commission against the merger[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jun 12, 1969
  2. The Times, Mar 26, 1983
  • Competition Commission [1]