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Benson Group

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of Oldbury (registered office Knighton, Powys (1994))


1986 Sheffield Brick Group acquired Benson Heating Ltd; changed name to Benson SBG plc[1]

1987 Acquired County Tractors[2]

1987 Name changed to Benson Group

1990 Start of rationalisation and reorganisation

1991 Sold the assets and IPR of Bamfords International, forage box business, to Foster Sales, as part of a move to exit agricultural machinery and concentrate on engineering[3] (but why was that still a subsidiary in 1994?)

1992 Acquired Thama Holdings, manufacturer of pressed metal components, and Pakaway Perrymatics, boiler maker[4]

1993 Sold Wolverhampton Pressings Ltd

1994 Acquired Diffusion Environmental Systems Ltd

1994 Active subsidiary companies included[5]:

1997 After disposal of 2 subsidiaries, restored dividend; the company major on "environmental controls"[6]

1998 Benson Group plc changed its name to Energy Technique plc[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Dec. 16, 1986
  2. The Times Aug. 31, 1987
  3. The Times Aug. 13, 1991
  4. The Times July 27, 1992
  5. 1994 Annual Report
  6. The Times Jan. 16, 1997
  7. Companies House filing