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1960 AEI reorganised its 3 main operating companies into products divisions, one of which specialized in cables but this suffered from stiff competition right from the start. The number of production sites was reduced from 6 to 4, namely Woolwich, Gravesend, Birtley and Lydbrook.
1965 Established the Cables Group; the subsidiary companies were being rationalized; the group headquarters were in Gravesend
1968 After AEI was acquired by GEC, the Wire and Cable businesses of AEI were brought together under a unified management; the business could offer all types of wire from fine wire for electronics to heavy duty cable