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Berec

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The Berec Group previously Ever Ready Co (Great Britain).

Acquired by Hanson Trust in 1981. Hanson closed factories, cut jobs and sold the German (Daimon) and Italian (Superpila) subsidiaries to Duracell. Shortly before this the Ever Ready UK changed its name to Berec Group.

From the 1950s the BEREC name was only used for exports of Batteries and Radio sets (as British Ever Ready Export Company). Some Daimon batteries were branded BEREC as were some produced in Switzerland.[1]

1982 "After closing its Abingdon advanced research centre with the loss of 81 jobs, Berec announced that product support work at the Tottenham, London, technical centre which serves the whole group would be split among individual companies."[2]

Representatives of research and development staff at the Berec-Ever Ready consumer battery group demanded from their board directors, a statement on the future of the company's technical centre in North London.[3]


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Sources of Information

  1. Wikipedia
  2. The Engineer 1982/03/11
  3. The Engineer 1982/03/25