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Vactric Control Equipment

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of Morden

1961 Vactric (Control Equipment) Ltd was acquired by the News of the World Organisation from the Vactric group which was in liquidation [1]

1963 Moved to new, larger factory at Morden[2]

1964 Acquired UK rights to manufacture Norden aircraft encoders[3]. Acquired A. P. Besson and Partner maker of microphones, earpieces, transformers, electro-mechanical and industrial equipment[4]

1966 Losses due to cancellation of TSR.2 and P.1154 aircraft[5]

1969 News of the World Organisation sold Vactric Control Equipment to Rotax[6]

1972 Acquired by Muirhead[7]

1982 Maker of Europe's widest range of servo-motors, encoders, etc used in control systems for ships and aircraft[8]


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 15, 1961
  2. The Times Jul 08, 1963
  3. The Times, Aug 24, 1964
  4. The Times, Aug 25, 1964
  5. The Times, May 14, 1966
  6. The Times, May 17, 1969
  7. The Times, Apr 12, 1972
  8. The Times, May 24, 1982