Kerry's (Great Britain)
From Graces Guide
of Stratford, London; of Woodford, Essex; of Warton Road, London E.15. (1964).
Distributors of goods in various sectors and manufacturers of machine tools, cycles, etc
1943 Name changed to Kerry's (Great Britain) to reflect the wide range of products and sectors that the company addressed
1944 Bought Northern Factors Ltd
By 1953 were making machine tools, such as lathes and pillar drills.
- Spare Parts Ltd, distributor
- Merriman and Howard Ltd, distributor
- Henry Broadbent Ltd; additional premises at Mytholmroyd
- Qualters and Smith Brothers Ltd, machine tools
- Kerry's (Engineering Co) Ltd
1960 Kerry's (Ultrasonics) were finding increased demand for their products.
1961 Kerry's Tyre Services acquired 2 tyre service companies
1961 Introduced the Capitano light weight moped
1961 Wholesale distributors to the motor, radio, electrical and cycle trades, also machine tool makers, specialising in centre lathes, boring mills, power saws, drills and special purpose machines.
1962 The diversification between distribution and manufacturing continued to produce balanced results; J. Beaumont and Son was part of the Distribution group; increased demand for Kerry Cycles; the moped had sold well initially
1964 Profits at Kerry's Engineering Co and Kerry's (Ultrasonics) were both affected by the move to Basildon. Heavy machine tools again made a loss; sales of Kerry's Cycles and mopeds had improved; 
1966 Corporate reorganisation created Kerry Group as the holding company; Kerry's (Great Britain) became one of the principal subsidiaries. Motor accessories and components, garage equipment, machine tools and engineers' small tools, domestic electrical appliances, radio and television, cycles and cycle accessories, mopeds and marine engines.
Kerry Group had 3 subsidiaries:
- Kerry's (Great Britain), responsible for distribution
- Kerry's (Engineering and Electronics), responsible for manufacturing
- Kerry Tyre Group, responsible for tyre service.
Sources of Information
- The Times, Feb 08, 1934
- The Times Jul 29, 1943
- The Times Aug 26, 1946
- The Times , Jul 19, 1945
- The Times, Aug 26, 1946
- The Times May 25, 1955
- The Times May 24, 1956
- The Times Oct 21, 1957
- The Times, May 25, 1960
- The Times, Jun 01, 1961
-  Malcolm Bull’s Calderdale Companion
- The Times, Jan 23, 1962
- The Times Jun 15, 1962
- 1963 Motor Show
- The Times, Oct 30, 1963
- The Times , Jun 19, 1964
- The Times, Oct 19, 1964
- The Times, Jun 13, 1966
- The Times , Jun 13, 1966
- The Times, Apr 24, 1968
- The Times, Sep 16, 1969