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An industrial holding company

1987 Acquired Andrews Industrial Equipment, distributor of portable heating equipment.

1988 The engineering division was reorganised to eliminate loss-making parts. Acquired SPP, enhancing the company's position in equipment hire[1]

1989 Acquired the pump rental business of Henry Sykes, forming Andrews Sykes Hire Ltd; sold Godiva Fire Pumps Co in order to concentrate on equipment rental; prepared the pump manufacturing business of SPP for sale[2]. Acquired Holton Air Conditioning[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, June 07, 1988
  2. The Times, June 13, 1989
  3. The Times, October 14, 1989