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General Engineers, of Tipton, Staffordshire
1933 Private company, owned by Hadfields, formed to acquire the fixed assets and stocks of Beans Cars Ltd; the company would supply components to the motor industry, especially crankcases and gearboxes; later concentrated on remanufacturing engines.
1937 Became public company. Victor Riley was Chairman.
1940 Record output; seems to have been a public company at this time
1961 General engineers and iron founders for the motor and engineering trades. 2,00 employees
1961 A member of the Standard-Triumph Group.
At some point the company was renamed Beans Engineering.
1972 BL transferred its marine engine work to Beans, which had 1000 employees at Tipton sites.