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Werner and Pfleiderer

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1889. From Engineering of 13th December.

Suppliers of bread-making machinery, of 86 Upper Ground Street, London, SE

1873 Paul Freyburger was granted a royal patent in Wurttemberg for a universal mixing machine

1875 Paul Pfleiderer arrived in London, having licensed the kneading machine design from Paul Freyburger

1875 Pfleiderer patented a Universal Mixer; carried on business as contracting engineer supplying the mixer.

1876 Pfleiderer established a company with his brother Hermann to sell the mixing and kneading machinery in Germany; name of company was Hermann Pfleiderer Machinery Co

1879 Persuaded Hermann Werner to start manufacturing the machines at Cannstatt, Stuttgart, Germany

1880 The 2 companies were combined as Werner and Pfleiderer.

1885 Hermann Werner wished to have closer control of the London business and so formed the partnership Werner and Pfleiderer

Due to financial difficulties, Pfleiderer left the partnership in Cannstatt and became manager of the London company.

1893 After showing equipment at the Chicago World's Fair, Hermann Werner established a small factory at Saginaw, USA.

1893 As a way of solving his financial problems, Pfleiderer formed Werner, Pfleiderer and Perkins, incorporated as a limited company, by amalgamation of Werner and Pfleiderer with A. M. Perkins and Son Ltd. Machinery made at Cannstatt was sent to London for sale

1903 Hermann Werner decided that all production should come from Cannstatt; this put pressure on the Regents Square building

1904 A new site was found at Peterborough to allow expansion - the Westwood Works.

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  • History of Werner and Pfleiderer [1] and [2]