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Vero Machine Tool Co

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of Southampton

1955 High Precision Engineering Ltd was established by Geoffrey Verdon-Roe, son of Sir Alliott Verdon-Roe[1] [2] to acquire the business of Weir Precision Engineering Ltd.

1956 To avoid confusion with the name of another company, Verdon Roe changed the company's name to Vero Precision Engineering[3]

1969 Vero Machine Tool Co was acquired by Tube Investments, as a complementary operation to its other machine tool businesses[4]. Other Vero businesses, namely Vero Precision Engineering, Vero N. C. Developments and Vero Electronics, were not affected by the deal.

1972 Churchill-Vero received support for a project from government programme for the machine tool industry [5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. History of Middlesex Tool & Gauge Company [1]
  2. The Times, March 27, 1997
  3. Flight 6 April 1956 [2]
  4. The Times, Apr 09, 1969
  5. The Times, Mar 15, 1972