Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,364 pages of information and 245,904 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Rotalac

From Graces Guide

of Bridgewater Works, Timperley, Altrincham, Cheshire. Telephone: Altrincham 3336. Cables: "Rotalac - Altrincham 3336". London Office: Radnor House, 93-97, Regent Street. Telephone: Regent 3574

1939 The business was founded

1944 the company became known as Rotalac

1947 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Manufacturers of Rotalac Patented Plastic Materials for Shoes, Sandals,and Fancy Goods. Reinforced Plastic Stripping, Thonging, Thread, Cords, Wires, Fabric, Braids, Trimmings. (Earls Court, 1st Floor, Stand No. 651) [1]

1948 Became part of Garford-Lilley Industries

1953 Involvement in plastics began

1980s shutter production began

Later owned by Williams Holdings

1993 Bought out of Williams to form part of Cortworth

Note: (11/08)

  • The plant in still in Altrincham and the company has its own website: [1]


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