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Wire rope manufacturer, of Doncaster
1974 British Ropes changed the name of the parent company to Bridon Ltd, with four subsidiary companies in the UK and Europe, comprising British Ropes, Bridon Wire, Bridon Fibres and Plastics and Bridon Engineering.
2008 FKI was acquired by Melrose
2011 Invested in a new facility at Newcastle making wire ropes for the offshore oil and gas industry
2014 Melrose sold Bridon.