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Hampson Industries

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November 1953.

Manufacturer of precision engineering, machine tools and supplier of cleaning services, of West Bromwich

1947 Company founded by Thomas Hampson Silk[1]

Manufacturing generating plant

1966 Company listed on London Stock Exchange

By 1968 was a subsidiary of Hampson Jig Tool and Automation

1969 Acquired Criterion Stampings[2]

1970 Last report of the company under the name of Hampson Jig[3] - presumably renamed Hampson Industries

1971 Acquired Clyde-Hopkins[4]

1987 Acquired Kenmart, maker of printing machinery, and Swiftshield, window manufacturer[5]

1990 Acquired MilVer Metals aluminium refiners; subsidiary Ian Walker Furniture acquired Nu-Trend and William Barrett from Coloroll[6]

1997 Acquired Arabis PLC Machining Group.

2004 Acquired Texstars Inc.

2005 Acquisitions of Coast Composites Inc and Lamsco West Inc

2006 Won contract to supply components for the American Eclipse personal jet[7]

2007 Acquire Composites Horizons, Inc.

2007 Dispose of Lattimer Limited and I. S. Parts International Inc.

2008 Acquire Odyssey Industries Inc. and Global Tooling Systems Inc.

2010 Disposal of Hampson Precision Automotive

2011 Disposal of shims businesses

2012 Placed in administration[8]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Feb 10, 1969
  2. The Times, Mar 19, 1971
  3. The Times, Sep 16, 1970
  4. The Times, Mar 14, 1972
  5. The Times, January 18, 1989
  6. The Times, July 18, 1990
  7. The Times, October 02, 2006
  8. Express, November 20, 2012
  • [1] Company web site