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of Bolton, Lancashire
1951 Became private company
Maker of bottling machinery
1961 Manufacturers, importers and exporters of equipment and machinery for the brewery, food and beverage industries, specialising in the manufacture of pasteurising and bottle washing machinery.
1990 Barry Wehmiller International acquired Melville Engineering, makers of aerosol-filling equipment. Added to its US interests, this gave BWI 40 percent of the world market in this equipment. Also acquired Manesty Machines, the sole British maker of equipment to press and coat tablets for the pharmaceutical industry