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Triplex Lloyd

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1987 Foundries and engineering group formed by the merger of Triplex Foundries Group and F. H. Lloyd and Co[1]. One of the parties had acquired Hillaldam Coburn

1987 Growing fast; merged 2 subsidiaries Dudley Wood Engineering and Welin Lambie to form Dudley Fabricated Products at the Brierley Hill site[2]. Later in the year closed the lifeboat maker, Welin Lambie; Seaboard Lloyd and its American associate were sold to their managements[3]. Steel milling and rolling business at Wednesbury (ex-F H Lloyd) sold to United Engineering Steels [4].

1988 Acquired silo makers Aldersley Equipment and Walford Brothers[5] and Christy Hunt[6], which added to Triplex's power and defence businesses.

1989 Rising profits; the cost of the F H Lloyd acquisition had been recouped by disposals and developments in the business[7]. Acquired the centrispinning business of Firth Vickers Foundry from Firth Rixon to add to the power and defence business, complementing the high alloy spun products of Lloyds (Burton)[8]

1990 Sold Lloyds (Burton) to William Cook; Triplex retained the tube spinning part of the business [9]

1997 Daniel Doncaster and Sons, component manufacturer, acquired Triplex Lloyd, and was considering whether the acquired automotive division was non-core[10]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, November 24, 1987
  2. The Times November 04, 1987
  3. The Times, November 24, 1987
  4. The Times December 08, 1987
  5. The Times February 12, 1988
  6. The Times, December 03, 1988
  7. The Times July 11, 1989
  8. The Times, July 18, 1989
  9. The Times January 18, 1990
  10. The Times, December 19, 1997