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Barry-Wehmiller Machinery Co

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of Bolton, Lancashire

1951 Became private company

Maker of bottling machinery

By 1959 was am associate company of Stone-Platt Industries[1]

1961 Manufacturers, importers and exporters of equipment and machinery for the brewery, food and beverage industries, specialising in the manufacture of pasteurising and bottle washing machinery.

1990 Barry Wehmiller International acquired Melville Engineering, makers of aerosol-filling equipment. Added to its US interests, this gave BWI 40 percent of the world market in this equipment. Also acquired Manesty Machines, the sole British maker of equipment to press and coat tablets for the pharmaceutical industry[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times June 3, 1959
  2. The Times, January 19, 1990