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Fruehauf Corporation

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1918 Fruehauf Trailer Company was incorporated

By 1920 the company was manufacturing platform, refrigerated and dry freight van semi-trailers

1942 Listed on the New York Stock Exchange

1961 Joint venture formed with Cranes in the UK: Crane Fruehauf Trailers Limited.

1963 Fruehauf took a financial interest in Cranes which in turn acquired Fruehauf's interest in the joint venture company in consideration of an issue of shares in Cranes; Cranes changed its name to Crane Fruehauf Trailers Limited.

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Sources of Information

  • Competition Commission report 1977