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of Greenford, Middlesex
UK subsidiary of Honeywell of USA
1936 Private company formed as Honeywell Brown.
1958 Name changed.
1961 Industrial instrumentation; heating and air conditioning controls; micro switches; combustion safeguards. 2,000 employees.
1970 The parent Honeywell company merged its computer business with that of the General Electric Co to form Honeywell Information Systems. The rest of the company was put into another organization called Honeywell Control Systems. These were managed in very different ways - Information Systems was run worldwide as one organization with national subsidiaries; Control Systems, being a collection of very different businesses, allowed its component parts to operate somewhat independently
1974 Derek Ludlow was appointed director of planning and engineering having previously worked as operations director.
By 1975 The UK operation was handled by 2 companies - Honeywell Control Systems and Honeywell Information Systems
c.1982 Honeywell Control Systems Ltd moved to Bracknell.