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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 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.

GEC-Avery

From Graces Guide

GEC-Avery was formed after 1979 when GEC acquired W. and T. Avery.[1] It took nearly a year from November 1979 for GEC to stabilise turnover, but by the end of the second year productivity had increased by 25%. Almost 2,000 workers were lost due to voluntary redundancies.

1982 W. and T. Avery accounted for one third of the turnover of GEC-Avery.[2]

The GEC-Avery group also included:

1989 GEC's electronic metrology activities included the weighing equipment business (W. and T. Avery and van Berkel of Holland (57 per cent owned)) and the fuel-dispensing equipment operations through US subsidiary Gilbarco[3]

1993 Formation of Avery Berkel when GEC acquired the Dutch company Berkel.

2000 The company was sold to American company Weigh-Tronix Inc. of America. After the take over the company was again renamed as Avery Weigh-Tronix. [4]


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Sources of Information

  1. Wikipedia
  2. The Engineer 1982/07/08
  3. MMC report 1989
  4. Wikipedia