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September 1987.

of Kirkby Industrial Estate, Liverpool.

1925 Founded as the Hygena Cabinet Co.

1959 Acquired by Norcros. [1]

1982 Hygena ceased trading, the company's factory in Kirkby was closed with the loss of 640 jobs. [2]

The brand name was later acquired by the MFI Furniture Group.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, January 31, 1959
  2. The Times, January 28, 1982