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of Haddenham, Bucks.

Maker of garden watering equipment

1959 Company established by Sydney Codling on an airfield at Haddenham.

1983 Bought shares in W. T. French and Son, maker of garden sprayers.

1990 Management bought the company out from Ropner Holdings.[1]

1993 Floated as a public company

1998 Second management buyout

2008 Won a Manufacturing Excellence Award[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, December 12, 1998
  2. The Times, June 30, 2008