Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

B. K. L. Alloys

From Graces Guide
1940.
October 1952.

of Birmingham, an aluminium forging company

1936 Became private company, established by 3 refugees from Germany

1938 The Hahn family acquired B. K. L. Alloys

1961 Aluminium and magnesium smelters, manufacturing alloys, magnesium anodes and tubular welding fittings. 470 employees.[1]

1962 Set up Midland Extrusions Ltd as a subsidiary

1966 Oscar Hahn was managing director; his company was a world leader in welded pipe fittings[2]

1967 Taken over presumably by GKN

1969 Oscar Hahn succeeded Stanley Markland as chairman and chief executive of the company which was a subsidiary of GKN[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. The Times 20 Oct 1966
  3. The Times, Jan. 2, 1969