Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Garford-Lilley Industries

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Makers of tapes, webbing etc

1948 Garfield-Lilley Industries Limited, a public company, was formed by the amalgamation of two Derby tape manufacturing firms: City Textile Co, and Garfield-Lilley and Brother Limited, and a third company, Rotalac Limited, of Timperley, manufacturers of reinforced plastic coated threads, thongings and strippings.[1]

1956 Also made household and factory paints, lacquers car ignitions[2]

1972 Thomas French and Sons bought the company's narrow fabric interests for £510,000 in cash.[3]

1983 Williams Holdings engaged in merger talks with Garford-Lilley[4] by which time the company was engaged in plastics, engineering and wood working[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. Derby Daily Telegraph 27 April 1948
  2. The Times, Sep 11, 1956
  3. The Scotsman 10 October 1972
  4. The Times, Oct 25, 1983
  5. The Times, Oct 27, 1983