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Unochrome International

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1964 Unochrome Ltd, an electro-chemical depositer and engraver, listed its shared on the Birmingham Stock Exchange; known for re-chroming steel rollers[1]

c.1965 Acquired Tufchrome and Ralph Whiteley Ltd[2]

1966 Acquired Westley Tool Co[3]

1967 Name had changed to Unochrome International; acquired 60 percent of A. K. Diesels of Lowestoft[4]

1968 Acquired T. H. and J. Daniels[5] and several other companies in the following months.

1968 Acquired Scottish Machine Tool Corporation[6]

1970 Unochrome International and Bank Bridges Securities floated 70 percent of United Engineering Industries[7]

1974 Wilkins and Mitchell bought the Glasgow machine tool business of Scottish Machine Tool Corporation, wholly-owned offshoot of Unochrome Intl[8]. Also sold the 90 percent holding in Daniels Hamilton to a "large UK company" except for 2 subsidiaries, Hamilton Machinery and Daniels Hamilton Machinery Service which were sold to their chairman, Christopher Hamilton[9]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 07, 1964
  2. The Times , Sep 14, 1965
  3. The Times, Jun 29, 1966
  4. The Times Mar 03, 1967
  5. The Times, Jun 11, 1968
  6. The Times, Dec 24, 1968
  7. The Times, Apr 02, 1970
  8. The Times, May 30, 1974
  9. The Times, Jun 05, 1974