Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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October 1951.

of Oldham.

Maker of caravan components

1959 Boden Trailers Ltd started to manufacture semi-trailers

1963 Boden concentrated entirely on semis.

By 1967 Boden had become the third largest trailer company in the UK, just behind York and Crane.

1967 Cranes acquired Bodens

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