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1908 Company founded - see Atkinson
1933 Became private company
1955 Name changed to Atkinson Vehicles
1961 Commercial vehicle manufacturers specialising in diesel-engined chassis and complete vehicles. 320 employees. 
1970 Atkinson merged with Seddon of Oldham