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1968 Merger of W. H. Allen, Sons and Co and Belliss and Morcom; new holding company known as The Amalgamated Power Engineering Company Ltd (APE) would be owned 60:40 by Allen's, and Belliss's shareholders.
1968 Crossley Brothers taken over.
1968 Agreement with Cooper-Bessemer that the company would manufacture plant for gas treatment which Cooper-Bessemer would sell in its worldwide activities. Manufacturing of various types of compressors would be in Manchester, Birmingham, Pershore and Bedford.
1971 APE's business was not profitable so some subsidiaries were closed or sold.
1981 APE's parent company became NEI