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1959 Took over F. Taylor and Sons of Manchester who developed a totally hydraulic crane.
1959 Acquired R. H. Neal and Co Ltd of Grantham who were producing units using diesel-mechanical drive systems.
1964 Change of name to British Crane and Excavator Corporation Ltd which included the 3 UK factories.
1967 The major subsidiary of Steel Group.
1968 Subsidiaries included Coles Krane GmbH