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J. M. Steel and Co Ltd. (JMS) of Kern House, 36-38 Kingsway, London, WC2; of 51 South King Street, Manchester 2; of 45 Newhall Street, Birmingham 3.
1914 Advert. Benzole. J. M. Steel and Co of Thames House, London, E.C.
1937 Advert. Naaki insecticide.
1957 Advert. Thiokol liquid polymers for plastic tooling, encapsulating, casting and sealing.
1960 Retirement of C. P. Percy as managing director but remains a director. Appointment of A. G. Ballard and H. R. Peters as joint MDs.
1964 Appointment of J. V. Webb, age 35, to the board.
1968 J. M. Steel, the wholly owned subsidiary of Bayer becomes Bayer Chemicals and will sell bulk chemicals, plastics and synthetic rubber produced by the parent group. J. M. Steel is also dropping the distribution of cellulose ethers from British Celanese and will market those from Wolff and Co, part of the Bayer Group. It is also stopping distribution of carbon tetrachloride from Albright and Wilson and will distribute those from Lurgi, also part of the Bayer Group. Bayer now has five marketing companies in the UK and will form an administration hub called Bayer (UK).