Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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William Press and Son

From Graces Guide
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William Press and Son, public works contractors, of 94, Fairfield Road Bow, London, E., and 19, Old Queen Street, Westminster.

1913 William Press and Son was founded in London

By 1914 had taken over a depot from Airds, Ltd., previously gaining great experience in all engineering work as their employees.

1960 Established Costain and Press to provide mechanical services to oil companies overseas[1]

1966 Whessoe formed joint venture with William Press and Sons to provide engineering and maintenance services for the petro-chemical industries[2].

1970 The William Press Group of companies:[3]

  • Project Engineering and Managements Services

1981 Formation of William Press Group PLC. William Press and Son became a wholly-owned subsidiary[4]

1982 Renamed Press Construction Ltd

1982 Fairclough Construction acquired William Press Group[5], to form AMEC plc


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Wood Group
  2. The Times, 17 February 1966
  3. The Times July 24, 1970
  4. The Times May 15, 1981
  5. The Times June 30, 1982
  • AMEC plc website
  • Companies house filing