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 163,484 pages of information and 245,913 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.

Davy International

From Graces Guide

1973 All the subsidiary companies of Davy-Ashmore were brought under a common name - Davy International Ltd. 4 divisions were created:

  • Davy Products, the smallest division, consisted of Davy Roll Co Limited and Davy Instruments Limited.
  • Davy Loewy - the mills and machinery division, which designed, engineered and manufactured machinery for the forming and shaping of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
  • Davy Ashmore International - contract engineering division for the metals industries, particularly iron and steel.
  • Davy Powergas International, the largest division, contract engineering for the process industries.

1974 Davy International, having purchased 29% of British Rollmakers Corporation, the other large maker of rolls in the UK, made a take-over offer which was rejected by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission[1].

1976 Acquired Head, Wrightson and Co.[2]

1977 Acquired Herbert Morris[3] and Lloyds British Testing Co

1978 Acquired McKee Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio; Davy changed its name to Davy Corporation with 2 main subsidiaries:[4]

  • Davy International, handling engineer and construction
  • Davy Engineering Industries, handling the equipment design and manufacturing activities.

1991 Trafalgar House raised money through a rights issue to buy Davy Corporation which was loss-making[5]

1991 Davy Corporation had various subsidiaries[6]:

1994 One of four main businesses in Trafalgar House.[7]

1996 Davy Corporation PLC was re-registered as Davy Corporation Ltd

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Sources of Information

  1. http://www.competition-commission.org.uk/rep_pub/reports/1970_1975/076davy.htm
  2. Aberdeen Press and Journal - 24 November 1976
  3. The Times, July 27, 1977
  4. The Times, Sept. 27, 1978
  5. The Times, June 26, 1991
  6. Companies House filing
  7. CIO 1994/05/15 p56