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Viking Industrial Plastics

From Graces Guide

of Broadstairs

A subsidiary of Plessey Co[1]

1961 Viking Industrial Plastics Ltd and Perfect Die Sinking Co., Ltd. seem to have been both at Westwood, Broadstairs[2]

1972 Plessey Mouldings and Viking Industrial Plastics formed a joint company, Birkbys Viking, which would operate as an independent company; Plessey was a major shareholder[3]

1975 Viking were bought out by Birkby’s and the company name reverted to Birkby's Plastics Ltd. The main sales were in telecommunications, as far afield as Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1973 Annual report of Perfect Die Sinking
  2. East Kent Times and Mail 26 May 1961
  3. The Times July 6, 1972