Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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January 1948.
September 1954.
July 1963.
August 1971. Kennings Car Mart. Rolls-Royce.
January 1977. Triumph: Dolomite.

of Clay Cross, Derbyshire

1878 Company founded.

1930 Private company.

1939 Company made public.

1961 Wholesale and retail distributors of light and heavy commercial vehicles, motor cars, petroleum products, tyres and spare parts. Re-moulders of tyres, provision of maintenance and repair services, specialised coach-building and heavy vehicle repair services. 4,250 employees.[1]

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