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G. N. Haden and Sons

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December 1907.

of London and Trowbridge, Wiltshire, heating and electrical contractors, which later became the Haden Group.

1816 Company founded presumably as George and James Haden

1855 Became George Haden and Son

Continued by George Nelson Haden and Joseph Poynton Haden.

By 1914 the Principals were William Nelson Haden, J.P., and Charles Ingham Haden.

1914 Heating, ventilation and general engineers. Specialities: heating, ventilation, hot and cold water supply, electric lighting and power plants, cooking and laundry plants, experts on heat economy. [1]

1919 Private company.

1921 Company made public.

1926 Received an order to furnish the heating equipment for Carliol House, Newcastle. The method adopted is the lower-pressure hot water panel system, large thermal storage cylinders, containing elements for heating up the water by means of electricity, being employed. The idea is to take current from the local electricity supply at times of small demand at the generating station, when power is obtainable at specially small cost.[2]

1937 Heating and ventilating engineers. [3]

1961 Heating, air-conditioning and piping and sanitary engineers. Products include: warm and cool air; industrial process services. 3,000 employees. [4]

Mid-60s marked a nadir in profits after which the company got a better grip on its businesses

1969 Acquired Troughton and Young[5] to boost the electrical contracting activities in the group/

1970 Consolidated the electrical and mechanical engineering activities,including Troughton and Young, in a new subsidiary, Haden Young[6]

1970 Acquired Carrier Engineering Co

1971 The main operating subsidiary, Haden Young, mechanical services supplier, won a contract for air conditioning, heating and fire protection in an 18 storey building[7] and many other such contracts.

1971 Name changed to Haden Carrier[8]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  2. The Engineer 1926/07/09
  3. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  4. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  5. The Times May 4, 1970
  6. The Times Apr. 30, 1970
  7. The Times, Feb 25, 1971
  8. The Times, May 15, 1971