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Jute Industries

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of Meadow Place Buildings, Dundee, Scotland.

Jute Industries Ltd was formed from the amalgamation of several of the Dundee jute companies

1920 Registered as a limited company in England.

Four companies were acquired.

The 5th company acquired was Cox Brothers of Camperdown Jute Works, Dundee, the largest jute manufacturing concern in Dundee[1]

1922 Associated companies included Thomas Bell and Sons. Also in the group was Gilroy, Sons and Co. The 7 companies in the group accounted for about one-third of jute consumption in Britain and about 50 percent of all of the textile operatives in Dundee. Acquired F. S. Sandeman and Sons. Acquired the merchant house, Thomas Taylor and Co.[2]

1922 Listed Exhibitor. Spinners, Manufacturers and Dyers of Jute, Cotton, Flax and Hemp. (Stand No. C.2)[3]

1923 Acquired the Stanley Cotton Belting Co of Stanley[4]

1971 Changed its name to Sidlaw Industries

1981 Changed name to Sidlaw Group plc

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Oct 19, 1920
  2. The Times, Mar 02, 1922
  3. 1922 British Industries Fair Page 44
  4. The Times, Feb 16, 1924