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Subsidiary of British Insulated Cables
Only copper refinery of its kind in Britain, with an output of 150 tons of high-conductivity copper per day. A reverberatory furnace using pulverized fuel produces the copper from blister "pigs" imported from Rhodesia, the molten metal being tapped into a ladle and poured into moulds carried on a revolving wheel for the production of wire bars. Directly above the furnace is a waste-heat boiler producing process steam at 150 lb. per sq. in., which is supplied to the parent company.
Became part of BICC
1968 Queen's Award to Industry for Export Achievement