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of Sheffield (1938).
of Bushbury, Wolverhampton (1949)
Early 1930s: as a way of avoiding British import tariffs Belgian wiremaker, Trefileries Leon Bekaert, set up a UK factory in association with Templeborough Rolling Mills Ltd, a Sheffield supplier of wire rods.
1962 New factory constructed at Shepcote Lane, Sheffield
1973 Twenty per cent owned by British Steel
1973 British Steel sold its carbon- and mild-steel wire-making activities at Warrington (Rylands and Whitecross) and at Middlesbrough (Dorman Long) into a new company Rylands-Whitecross, jointly owned by Tinsley Wire Industries and British Ropes
1994 was Britain's largest wire manufacturer and Sheffield's largest private employer