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Hamworthy Engineering

From Graces Guide
1971.

of Poole, Dorset.

1955 Hamworthy Engineering Co was renamed as Hamworthy Engineering Ltd; moved to new premises at Fleets Corner, where 2000 staff were employed.

1962 Powell Duffryn acquired Hamworthy Engineering Co including its 50 percent share of Hamworthy Hydraulics[1].

1966 Walter Birkill was appointed director of the company.[2]

1968 Queen's Award to Industry for Export Achievement [3]

1972 Acquired Fuel Furnaces of Birmingham[4]. Prototype Hydralift offshore crane drive delivered.

1974 Mr. John Clarke became the technical director of Fuel Furnaces, Great Barr, Birmingham, a company in the combustion division of Hamworthy Engineering Co, part of the Powell Duffryn Group.[5]

1986 Acquired Williams and James, compressor makers[6]

1988 Acquired SV Castings of Newport, Gwent[7]

1989 Hamworthy purchased Hydreco shares – the company became part of Hamworthy Hydraulics. Powell Duffryn Group acquired the Hamworthy Hydraulics company.

Acquired Airoil-Flaregas and Peabody Engineering broadened the product portfolio.

1993 David Brown Group purchased Hamworthy Hydraulics and Hamworthy Transmissions from Hamworthy Engineering and the production facility of the Transmissions part of the business was moved to the main David Brown facility in Huddersfield.

1995 The 3 main divisions of the company would operate independently:

  • Combustion
  • Marine
  • Compressor

1995 Acquired Belliss and Morcom from Rolls Royce Engineering[8]

2001 The compressors business of Belliss and Morcom was acquired by Gardner-Denver Co[9]

2004 Hamworthy, fluid systems engineers, was spun out of Powell Duffryn; public company floated[10]

21st century: Hamworthy Combustion has 800 employees in 18 locations worldwide.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug 24, 1962
  2. The Engineer 1966/09/16
  3. The Engineer 1968/04/26 p650
  4. The Times, Nov 16, 1972
  5. The Engineer 1974/05/30
  6. The Times, September 30, 1986
  7. The Times, August 10, 1988
  8. The Times, June 02, 1995
  9. [1]
  10. The Times, July 20, 2004
  • Hamworthy Heating [2]
  • Hamworthy Combustion [3]
  • David Brown Hydraulics [4]