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Coventry Hood and Sidescreen Co

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October 1953.
October 1956.
October 1962.
October 1964.

of Bedworth, near Coventry

1956 Main customers were MG and Morris[1]

1964 Became a public company; the company made 1500 hood assemblies/week and was thought to be the largest such manufacturer in Europe[2]

1972 Acquired Betta Manufacturing and White Star Processing from Spey Investments by share exchange[3]. Executives from Spey moved onto the Coventry Hood board[4]

1973 Acquired Compra Plastics[5]. The trading activities of Coventry Hood and Sidescreen were transferred to a new company Coventry Hood and Seating, with the original name retained for the holding company[6]. Name changed to C. H. Industrials to reflect the broadened interests of the group[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Jul 26, 1956
  2. The Times, Jun 25, 1964
  3. The Times, Nov 07, 1972
  4. The Times, Nov 14, 1972
  5. The Times, Mar 28, 1973
  6. The Times, Mar 31, 1973
  7. The Times, Oct 22, 1973