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1965 Reed Paper Group acquired Wall Paper Manufacturers which became part of a newly formed Decorative Products Division together with Crown and later Polycell. It already owned L&P Plastics; the MD was M.K. Collins.
1971 Reed International acquired Twyfords and formed a new main division of the parent company called Reed Building Products Division. Key Terrain, Burn Brothers and James Ferguson were transferred into the division from Wall Paper Manufacturers
1974 Acquired NVK Sphinx, maker of tiles
1983 Acquired Elliott of Walsall and associated company British Optical Lens Co. The company names were changed to Elliott Moulders (Electronics) Ltd and The British Optical Lens Company (1983) Ltd respectively.