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of Vintry House, Queen Street Place, London, EC4. Telephone: Central 6580. Telegraphic Address: "Venestra, Cannon, London"
Venesta Ltd., of 1 Gt. Tower St., E.C.3.
1896 The Venesta Syndicate was formed for the purpose of proving the value of Venesta board for making containers, tea-chests
1898 The company was registered on 15 January, to acquire the business of the Venesta Syndicate, of St Mary Axe and Venesta Wharf, Limehouse, manufacturers of all kinds of boxes, packing cases etc; patents had been applied for 
1928 Closed the Millwall factory and concentrated all UK production at the Silvertown factory. Had started to introduce aluminium foil but this meant relearning the lessons from the introduction of tin
1929 Headquarters moved to Vintry House; some of the rooms were panelled in plywood and some in Plymax. The metal rolling operations were improving. About 12 different departmental accounts were used to track the performance of the different sectors of the business
1937 Plywood manufacturers. "Plymax" Metal Faced Plywood. "Venesta" Plywood. 
1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Makers of "Plymax", the metal-faced plywood and metal foil. Used in industry for partitions, lavatories, doors, bench tops, storage bins. Faced with galvanized steel, stainless steel, aluminium, copper, bronze, zinc. (Stand No. B.811 and B.722) 
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
WWII Supplies of plywood from the normal sources (Estonia, Finland) were curtailed. Made great quantities of "silver paper" and foil for "Window"; made tubes for anti-gas ointment; supplied plywood for manufacture of Mosquito aircraft; the Indian and Ceylon operations continued to make tea chests with foil linings
1949 Factory acquired at Erith where wood-working was concentrated. Aluminium foil production was concentrated at Silvertown.
1956 Acquired Acme Tea Chests and its subsidiary Empire Aluminium, which enabled the company to expand aluminium foil production without building a new factory for itself; raised capital by issue of shares to fund the acquisition and update the foil rolling machinery of Empire
1959 After a reorganistion of Venesta into a group of separate companies, Reynolds T I Aluminium took over the foil business which operated in Britain, India and Ceylon. The remaining businesses, consisting of plywood and tea-chest trading and the manufacture of collapsible tubes, metal-faced plywood and containers, would continue as part of Venesta
1962 Operating divisions were: