Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,436 pages of information and 245,908 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Cape Industries

From Graces Guide

1974 The name of Cape Asbestos Co was changed to Cape Industries

1974 Cape Industries had 3 divisions[1]:

  • Building and Insulation Products Division
  • Automotive and Engineering Products Division
  • Mining Division.

1980 Acquired Newalls Insulation CoLtd, a producer of glass fibre insulation materials, which complemented Cape's factory at Stirling which produced mineral fibre insulation material.

1985 BBA acquired Cape's automotive division, with a view to rationalising their part of the British friction materials industry and hopefully return it to profit. This brought together Mintex and Don International as Mintex Don[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 1 July 1974
  2. The Times Mar. 16, 1985