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July 1938.
January 1944.
1946. ERF C16. Reg No: DMW 939.
1946. ERF C16 Recovery 7.7 Artic. Reg No: CRX 675
1946. ERF C1 8-wheeler Flat. Reg No: DMW 939.
1947. ERF C16. Reg No: MBB 222.
Reg No: EWW 107.
Reg No: EDL 172.
Reg No: 999 NVT.
1952. ERF 44. Showman's Tractor 5.6-Litres. Reg No JHR 293.
April 1951.
1952. ERF 44. Showman's Tractor 5.6-Litres. Reg No JHR 293.
Reg No: HGC 695.
Reg No EWW 107.
March 1949. Model 5.4 End Tipper.
1954.
1956. ERF KV Tractor Unit 100hp. Reg No. KJT 437.
1956. ERF KV Tractor Unit 100hp. Reg No. KJT 437.
1956. ERF LK44G. Reg No: YMB 39.
1956. ERF LK44G. Reg No: YMB 39.
1957. ERF KV Ballast Tractor. 8.6 litres. Reg No: YYC 430.
Reg No: KEN 623.
Reg No: KEN 623.
Reg No: PEN 897.
1960. ERF KV 8-wheeler Flat. Reg No: MFA 297.
1961. ERF KV 54 G. Reg No: 988 MYD.
1961. ERF KV 54 G. Reg No: 988 MYD.
1962. 3-wheel Tipper 150hp. Reg No WHH 397.
1963. ERF 4LK. Reg No: BSC 790B.
1963. ERF 4LK. Reg No: BSC 790B.
1968. ERF. Reg No: FMB 208.
1968. ERF. Reg No: FMB 208.
1968. ERF 54G Flatbed. Reg No: KER 870G.
1969. ERF 54G. Reg No: NXG 737G.
1969. ERF Dropside Lorry. Reg No: NVR 403H.
Reg No: UAC 560G.
Reg No 5194 DD.
Reg No 133 URB.
Reg No 133 URB.
Reg No: 8512 DD.
Fire engine. Reg No: SAL 999F. Exhibit at Elsecar Heritage Railway
Reg No: OWO 398F.
Reg No: NVR 403H.
1969. Model LV. Reg No NDO 67H
Reg No FUY 690J.
1971. ERF 64 GXB. Reg No: BEG 142J.
1971. ERF A Series. Reg No: HME 525K.
1971. ERF A Series. Reg No: DJU 874K.
1972. ERF LV Flat-bed 180hp. Reg No EDE 920L.
1972. ERF LV Flat Bed. 180bhp. Reg No: EDE 920L.
1972. ERF A Series. Reg No: RTS 237L.
1972. Reg No: PYJ 881L.
1972. Reg No: BDF 855K.
1972. ERF HCB-Angus. Reg No: PFT 117L.
1974. ERF Series A. Reg No: CTU 202N.
1974. ERF NGC420. 14 litres. Reg No: KCH 95N.
1974. ERF A Series. Reg No: YNN 839M.
Reg No: ORX 778L.
Reg No JCE 308N.
1978. Reg No HSX 908T.
Reg No: CRF 7T.
Reg No: JDG 209V.
1980. ERF B Series. Reg No: PPP 871W.
1980. ERF B Series. Reg No: PPP 871W.
1980. ERF B Series. Reg No: LTA 938W.
1980. ERF 31RA. 12 litres. Reg No: NLP 385V.
1981. ERF B Series. Reg No: KYR 408X.
1981. ERF B Series. Reg No: KYR 408X.
1982. Reg No SXK 731X.
1983. ERF Flatbed. Reg No: XAW 140Y.
1983. ERF Flatbed. Reg No: XAW 140Y.
Reg No: A546 LKL.
1986. Reg No: C874 EYG.
1987. Model FE10. Reg No D389 VFL.
Reg No: HMS 505S.
Exhibit at the China Clay Country Park In Cornwall. Reg No: YD 9325.
Exhibit at the China Clay Country Park in Cornwall. Reg No: YD 9325.
Reg No: 8512 DD.
Reg No: EDL 172.
Reg No: A546 LKL.
Reg No: A126 NYD.
Reg No: C262 AHT.
1997. ERF EC11. Reg No: G13 ERF.
Reg No: J248 HHW.
ERF EC12. Reg No: N196 DYD.
1998. ERF EC11 Olympic. Reg No: S18 ERF.
1998. ERF EC11. Reg No: S886 RBE.
2000. ERF EC11. Reg No: W511 YKK.
2000. ERF EC6 Skip. Reg No: V10 PRS.
ERF EC11. Reg No: V356 LLG.
2000. ERF EC11. Reg No: W519 HVV.
2000. ERF EC11. Reg No: W603 YAV.
Reg No: JCE 308N.
Reg No: KEN 623.
Reg No: KYB 926N.
Reg No: ORX 778L.
Reg No: OWO 398F.

ERF of Sun Works, Sandbach, Cheshire produced commercial vehicles from 1932.

General

1932 Edwin Richard Foden retired from Foden. After a period of recuperation he returned to the development of a diesel lorry on his own account.

1933 With the collaboration of his son Dennis, and several key figures dismissed by Fodens, Edwin established a rival concern, which became ERF Ltd[1][2] specialising in heavy oil-engined transport vehicles from 5 to 40 tons capacity.

1933 The new company used the same Jennings cabs and Gardner engines as Fodens had done.

1933 The first ERF vehicle was a 6 ton type C14 which remained in production until 1946.

WWII Production of military lorries, mostly for the Royal Army Service Corps, with some vehicles for essential civilian users.

1950 Edwin died

1951 Used steel cabs by Willenhall Motor Radiator Co

1952 The oval radiator grill was introduced

1954 E. R. F. (Holdings) Ltd was incorporated as a public company; Dennis Foden was chairman and managing director[3]. Other directors were Edwin Peter Foden, George Faulkner, works manager, and Ernest Sherratt, chief designer. Mr E. P. Foden was deputy managing director[4]

1961 The LV cab was introduced. The company employed 315 persons.

1961 Manufacturers of commercial motor vehicles. 315 employees. [5]

1967 Fire appliances were produced, a situation which continued for ten years until taken over by Jennings

1970 Changes to the A range

1973 Developed the SP cab for vehicles up to 42ton gvw

1974 The B range introduced

1996 Company bought by Western Star of Canada

1999 Acquired the Marshall bus-building business.

2000 MAN of Germany acquired ERF from Western Star[6]

List of Models

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Sources of Information

  1. Biography of William Foden, ODNB
  2. The Times, Aug 09, 1954
  3. The Times, Jul 22, 1954
  4. The Times, Aug 09, 1954
  5. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  6. The Times, October 10, 2001