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of Beacon Works, Brentford (1936)
of Southall and Dalbeattie.
First MD was Clifford Hugh Clifford but little production pre-WWII
WWII Produce munitions
Opened additional factory in Monmouth
1967 AGA sold the company to a group of investors. This was an MBO led by Hugh Clifford, at a cost £500,000.
1970 Acquired Schmiga Metal Works of Eire, makers of radiator fittings; acquired Bekon-Bell from Bestobell which included Belkon Domestic Products, manufacturers of steel radiators and convectors, which would enable export to Europe
1973 Produced 1.7 million 'Super Panel' radiators
1976 Acquired the heating business of Ideal-Standard
1977 The European Commission ordered the end of restrictions on AGA's licence to Steel Radiators, preventing the company selling radiators outside UK
1979 Opened factory in Ramsgate