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Denis Ferranti

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Denis Ferranti and Co Ltd, electrical engineers, of Rhos Mill, Higginshaw Lane, Royton (1962).

of Caernarvon Road, Bangor, North Wales (1970)

1951 Denis Ferranti, son of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, set up Denis Ferranti Meters to make electricity meters in competition with Ferranti Ltd.

presumably grew to include business lines in transformers and instruments

1967 Denis Z. De Ferranti sold the transformer division of Denis Ferranti Meters, to GEC. The company concentrated on meters and instruments. Nigel Z. de Ferranti (b.1940) was managing director[1].

1969 Appointment of liquidators for Denis Ferranti Ltd of Bangor[2]

c.1970 Mark Ziani de Ferranti, of the third generation of the family, became Chairman and Managing Director of the company.

1970 Denis Ferranti Ltd was put in creditors voluntary liquidation[3]

1976 Denis Ferranti Ltd had been put in liquidation[4]

1992 Denis Ferranti Ltd announced 250 redundancies, about half of the workforce, because of the end of long term contracts in telecommunications and defence[5].

2013 James Ziani de Ferranti, the fourth generation, was General Manager.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times Dec. 7, 1967
  2. London Gazette 17 November 1970
  3. London Gazette 17 November 1970
  4. London Gazette 15 April 1976
  5. The Times Jan. 8, 1992
  • Denis Ferranti website [1]