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General and Engineering Industries

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General and Engineering Industries Ltd, of Old Broad St, London EC2

1962 Following financial reorganisation, the name of Arusha Industries was changed to General and Engineering Industries[1]

1964 Subsidiary Barrow Haematite Steel called in the receivers[2]. Another subsidiary Smith, Patterson and Co was closed[3]

1967 Acquired Barlow and Chidlaw[4]

By 1967 owned R. H. Windsor Group[5]

1969 Sold R. H. Windsor, makers of plastics machinery

1969 Acquired Midland Bright Group with its 8 subsidiaries

1970 Work had started on an expansion for Drury Engineering, supplier to the air compressor industry; Webley and Scott had diversified into lighweight jacks; more advanced design of night storage heater had been introduced by Balmforth Engineering which had also extended its range of library shelving; George Plumpton had added counting machines to its range of tools[6]

1970 Acquired P. D. Sage of Wombourn, Staffs[7]

1973 TACE acquired Balmforth Engineering of Luton[8].


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Mar 22, 1962
  2. The Times, Feb 12, 1964
  3. The Times, May 26, 1964
  4. The Times, Dec 12, 1969
  5. The Times, Dec 16, 1967
  6. The Times, Jan 21, 1970
  7. The Times, Feb 12, 1970
  8. The Times, Feb 21, 1973