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Aluminium Stockholders, later also distributors of plastic products.

1963 Amari Mines, tin miner, acquired Marshall Lewis, metal merchants and brokers, Ravensbourne Metal and Southern Metal Warehouses, stockists of non-ferrous metals[1]

1964 Name changed to Amari.

1969 Involved with Wimpey and John Brown and Co in building an aluminium smelter in Bahrein[2]

1972 Amari acquired the remaining UK interests of Johnson and Bloy, including printing inks and blocking foils[3]

1978 Acquired Century Aluminium.

1980 Amari taken over by BP.

1983 BP sold Amari to an employee and institutional buy-out - the new name being Amari Holdings plc.

1988 Acquired by Glynwed[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, April 1, 1964
  2. The Times, February 7, 1969
  3. The Times, June 13, 1972
  4. The Times, August 3, 1989