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Maker of produce, food and merchandise containers, of Slough (1937)

1926 Company originated in Finland by 3 individuals who later became directors of the British company

1931 Business transferred to Slough

1933 Incorporated as a private company.

1947 Public quotation for the shares. Supplies liners for all types of caps and similar products; made milk bottle discs, also tubes and containers[1]

1955 Metal Box Co sold that part of its business concerned with the manufacture of cork and liners to Capseals Ltd[2]

1967 Purchased its partners' interests in Packaging Products Group[3]

1970 Cope Allman transferred several paper and board making subsidiaries to Capseals in exchange for controlling interest in the company[4]

1982 Worcester Engineering acquired the Packaging Products subsidiary of Capseals specialising in waterproof and barrier papers[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 19, 1947
  2. The Times, Jun 11, 1955
  3. The Times, Aug 14, 1967
  4. The Times, Oct 29, 1970
  5. The Times, Mar 19, 1982