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Pilgrim House

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Electrical, electronics and fire detection

1988 Formed by the merger of RHP (after the bearings division had been spun out) and Burgess Group, which had been built up by Bob Morton[1]

Agreed to acquire Kidde Fire Protection[2] from Hanson Trust in order to build a larger fire protection business but the deal was referred to the US Federal Trade Commission

1988 Acquired by Williams Holdings

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, October 11, 1988
  2. The Times, August 17, 1988