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Hellermann Tyton Group

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HellermannTyton Group plc is a British company supplying products for fastening, fixing, identifying and protecting cables and their connecting components.

The company operates 12 manufacturing sites, employs worldwide over 3,200 people and generated revenues of EUR 538.0 million in 2013

1938 The company was founded by Paul Hellermann and Jack Bowthorpe in Croydon as Hellermann Electric, a subsidiary of Goodliffe Electric Supplies, in 1938.

1948 Moved to a new manufacturing site at Crawley in Sussex

1964 Acquired Insuloid Manufacturing, a business which had been founded in 1933 by the Emery family in Hulme, Manchester manufacturing bus-bar insulations.

1965 Launched the Tyton system, a method for cable bundling in continuous system, in 1965

1969 Established HellermannTyton Corporation in Milwaukee

1971 Established new cassette factory for Hellermann Data Packaging[1]

1976 Expanded into the aviation market, offering cable management solutions for airplanes.

2006 The company was sold by owners, Spirent (previously Bowthorpe Holdings), to funds controlled by Doughty Hanson and Co for £289m.

2013 It was then the subject of an initial public offering

In September 2013 Doughty Hanson & Co sold a further 20.9% stake in the company for £119.25m.

2015 Bought by Delphi Automotive Systems

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Oct 06, 1971