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Birmingham Welding Co

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Steel fabricators and (later) manufacturer of oil industry equipment, of Birmingham

1902 Company formed

1956 Death of H. A. Tippetts, chairman of Birwelco[1]

1957 Was a subsidiary of L. H. Newton when it was acquired by GKN; Brown Fintube (Great Britain) was an associated company[2]

GKN subsequently formed a business unit GKN Birwelco

2010 The Unit Group acquired Birwelco.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 11, 1956
  2. The Times (London, England), Saturday, Oct 19, 1957
  • UnitBirwelco website [1]