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Birmid Qualcast (Foundries)

From Graces Guide
1969.
October 1973.

1969 Reorganisation of Birmid Qualcast Ltd into 3 divisions[1]:

Birmid Qualcast (Foundries) Ltd consisted of

The light alloy products group:

and the Ferrous products group:

1971 Acquired C. and B. Smith[2]

1980 Over a period of 18 months, the division had closed 6 foundries in the West Midlands; Midland Motor Cylinder Co and Dartmouth Auto Castings ceased to exist at subsidiary companies. Birmid had been supplying one third of the auto industries' ferrous castings so was particularly badly hit by the slump in demand but non-ferrous castings were an area of increased demand which benefited other parts of Birmid.[3]

1982 Birmid foundries with specific product ranges:

Iron Foundries:

Alloy Foundries:

1988 Sterling Metals Ltd was renamed Sterling International Technology Ltd

1988 Birmid Qualcast was acquired by Blue Circle

1990 The foundry division (5 foundry businesses) were sold to Thyssen Industrie[4]

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 3 July 1969
  2. The Times Dec. 18, 1971
  3. The Times Dec. 6, 1980
  4. The Times Feb. 24, 1990