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1879. Compound engines at the Brintons factory made by T. Bates.

Brintons of Kidderminster is a British manufacturer of carpets.

1783 The company was founded by William Brinton at Hill Pool in Chaddesley, Kidderminster to manufacture spun yarns.

1820 Its first factory in Kidderminster was established.

1955 One of 5 companies which founded Tufted Carpets Ltd[1] whose products were sold as Kosset Carpets[2]

1968 John Crossley-Carpet Trades Holdings Ltd of Halifax and the Carpet Manufacturing Co Ltd of Kidderminster bought out the interests of their other 2 partners in Tufted Carpets Ltd[3]

1970 Brintons opened their first factory in Telford, Shropshire.

The company owns and operates other factories all over the world including Australia, Portugal and India. Due to financial difficulties within the Brintons group as a whole in mid 2000, the New Zealand factory was sold in an effort to keep other factories open. Having being sold, it now operates as a fully owned and operated New Zealand company.

Brintons remained a family-owned private company.

2011 Acquired by Carlyle Group[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 04, 1955
  2. The Times, Apr 25, 1958
  3. The Times, Jun 27, 1968
  4. The Times Feb. 25, 2013