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Manufacturer of shop fittings and later of shopping trolleys, based in Hythe,Kent
1969 Delfinware Household Products was established
1971 Wire and Plastic Products was incorporated as a public company making shop fittings and plastic cages
1985 Martin Sorrell (formerly finance director of Saatchi and Saatchi) and Preston Rabl purchased a controlling interest in the company.
1987 WPP acquired J. Walter Thompson, a major US advertising agency