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1934 The following year B.F. Goodrich Company sold most of its shares in the British company which at the same time changed its name to the British Tyre and Rubber Co.
1956 British Tyre and Rubber Co changed its name to BTR Industries Ltd following its decision to cease manufacturing rubber tyres.
1960 Thermoplastics and rubber manufacturers.
1961 Principal products of the group include: underground and surface conveyor belting, V-belts and transmission belting, anti-abrasion plant and pipe linings and coverings, plastic pipes and fittings, rubber-lined bearings, industrial and fire-fighting hose of all descriptions, aircraft flexible pipes, aircraft filters, industrial rubber footwear, sports and casual shoes.
1962 Acquired J. E. Baxter and Co of Leyland.
During the 1960s BTR underwent reorganisation.
1969 Merged with another Leyland company, Leyland and Birmingham Rubber Co took place.
1975 Permali, makers of Permali insulation, was acquired by BTR; it then operated as BTR Permali.
By 1982 BTR had acquired a large number of companies in the United Kingdom, the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Germany.
1985 BTR acquired Dunlop Aviation Division from Dunlop Rubber Co to form BTR Aerospace Group.
1992 Acquired Hawker Siddeley Group Plc; various parts were put into the BTR Electrical Power Group.
1994 Floated Graham Group, builders merchants and planned to sell the rest of Hawker Siddeley Canada.
1998 Sold the aerospace businesses to Doughty Hanson, including Dunlop Aviation, Dunlop Precision Seals and Standard Aero, which repaired engines, together with a business which made parts for turbofans. The businesses were named Dunlop Standard Aerospace Group