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1958 Agreement between Efco and Birlec to form a joint venture Birlec-Efco (Melting) to design and manufacture electric melting furnaces for the ferrous and non-ferrous industries, and smelting furnaces and induction heating equipment. Two-thirds owned by AEI, one-thirds by Efco.
1960 Pilot smelting furnace established to test ores for suitability for electric smelting
1962 Had a "good proportion" of all the orders for electric-arc furnaces to be installed worldwide