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Cray Electronics

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Cray Electronics, electronics development and testing.

1970 Cray Electronics Ltd incorporated as a public company, specialising in high precision sheet metal equipment for the telecoms industry[1].

1972 Acquired J. and S. Engineers, a private company engaged in precision engineering including centrifugal pumps[2].

1973 Reverse take-over of C. and N. Electrical Industries, a subsidiary of Crest Nicholson[3].

1980 Throgmorton Trust acquired 70% of the shares in Cray but did not want to acquire the remainder[4].

1984 Cray Electronics, focused on engineering, defence systems and equipment testing, was listed on the London Stock Exchange

1985 Acquired Malvern Instruments[5]

1992 Acquired travel business Autofile Ltd

1992 Sold Malvern Instruments to Burnfield[6].

1993 Wireless testing business launched

1996 Company name changed to Anite Plc

2006 Company acquired network testing business Nemo

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times 4 September 1970
  2. The Times, 24 June 1972
  3. The Times, 5 March 1973
  4. The Times, 14 February 1980
  5. The Times, Oct 30, 1985
  6. The Times, June 27, 1992
  • Anite website [1]