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Beans Engineering

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Successor to Beans Industries

At some point the company was renamed Beans Engineering.

1972 British Leyland transferred its marine engine work to Beans, which had 1000 employees at Tipton sites[1].

1988 Management buyout from Rover with investment from 3i; 300 employees[2].

1992 Beans Engineering acquired Reliant, one of its largest customers, from the receivers which then developed the Scimitar Sabre[3].

1994 Went into receivership due to debts within some of its subsidiaries; the receiver planned to sell Reliant[4].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Nov 30, 1972
  2. The Times, March 02, 1988
  3. The Times, July 17, 1992
  4. The Times, January 16, 1995