Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,355 pages of information and 245,904 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Zeneca

From Graces Guide

1993 ICI separated its pharmaceutical and bioscience divisions from the rest of the group. The pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, specialities, seeds and biological products were grouped in a new company called Zeneca.

1993 The Zeneca Division of ICI would increase production of Quorn; the company decided to instal a second fermenter at Cleveland[1]

1999 Zeneca merged with Astra AB to form AstraZeneca, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. The company divested its remaining interests in fine chemicals, selling the Grangemouth and Huddersfield plants (which were now producing mainly agrochemicals). The Blackley site was abandoned after over 130 years association with dyestuffs.

2000 Zeneca Agrochemicals was merged with the Novartis Agribusiness as Syngenta.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Apr. 15, 1993
  • [1] JISC archives