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Siemens (United Kingdom)

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1965. Announcement of company formation.

of Brentford

1965 Having been out of the UK market since WWII, Siemens AG of Germany re-established a presence in the country, forming Siemens (U.K.), a joint venture by Siemens and Halske AG and Siemens-Schuckert. Two of the directors, A. L. Foulger and J. D. Morton, came from Hackbridge Holdings, a company which had taken over Siemens' cable factory at Woolwich and held the Siemens name in Britain[1]

1968 The 2 directors from Hackbridge had to leave the board when that company was taken over by AEI which was then acquired by GEC, both competitors of Siemens.

Siemens (UK) planned to establish small-scale manufacturing in the UK, once the country had decided on its membership of the European Common Market.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Feb 05, 1968