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1979 Robert Atkinson was chairman and managing director of the company. 
1979 The Ashlow Engineering foundry was closed
1982 Company reported substantial losses; had closed 6 sites and sold 9 loss-making subsidiaries; the one single site steel works, in Manchester, would be operational by mid-year
1988 Aurora of Sheffield acquired the steel and bronze foundry division of David Brown Gear Industries based at Penistone; the Edgar Allen Foundry at Meadowhall would be moved to Penistone; would supply castings to Truflo Valves, part of Westpark Group which had recently been acquired by Aurora
1988 Aurora acquired NBSG
1988 Aurora was acquired by the Australian ANI
1989 48 per cent of ANI's ordinary issued share capital was acquired by Consolidated Press Securities Ltd of Australia.