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Carlton Industries

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of Clapham Rd, London SW9

Part of London Merchant Securities

1969 Sanitas Trust changed its name to Carlton Industries; interests in batteries (Tungstone Products), beauty preparations, brushes, engineering products, pharmaceutical products, plastic mouldings, print and packaging material, sanitation and cleaning, soap[1]

1970 Sold most of the pharmaceutical and toiletry interests to LRC International except for the 71 percent interest in Rimmel[2]

1970 Also owned Bristol Plant Hire, Gardiner, Sons and Co, Haddon Group, Westerham Press[3]

1970 Subsidiary Carlton Homes acquired Comben and Wakeling, private house developers[4]

1971 Acquired Oldham International after a contested take-over battle[5]

1972 The stake in Rimmel was sold[6]

1981 A majority of the interest in the company was acquired by Hawker Siddeley

1984 Hawker Siddeley acquired the remainder of the shares in the company[7]; its particular interests were in the the car battery parts of the group; it also acquired a majority interest in Invergordon Distillers[8]

1989 Renamed Hawker Batteries Ltd[9]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug 25, 1969
  2. The Times, Apr 21, 1970
  3. The Times, Jul 07, 1970
  4. The Times Dec 15, 1970
  5. The Times, Dec 31, 1971
  6. The Times, Jun 30, 1972
  7. The Times, Mar 08, 1984
  8. The Times (London, England), Saturday, October 15, 1988
  9. Companies house filings