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British Belting and Asbestos Ltd. of Cleckheaton.
1879 Company incorporated as W. Willson Cobbett Limited. Originally a manufacturer of non-asbestos transmission belting; the company later extended its activities into friction materials and asbestos textiles, packings and jointings.
1897 Became public company.
1911 The company's name was changed to Scandinavia Belting Co
1925 W. Willson Cobbett acquired the British Asbestos Co. Name changed to British Belting and Asbestos. They removed their London offices of the "Asbestos" Department from 132, Commerical-Street, E.I. to 59, Southwark-Street, London, SEI.
1937 Manufacturers of "Halo" Brake and Clutch Linings. Mintex Brake and Clutch Linings. "Phoenix" Asbestos Packings and Jointings. "Scandilex" and "Scandinavia" Belting.
1960 Conveyor belting for mines.
1961 Manufacturers of asbestos textiles, packings and jointings; conveyor and transmission beltings; friction linings and industrial plastics. 2,100 employees.
1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Mintex clutch and brake pads etc.
1967 Following reorganisation of the group's activities, the parent company became a holding and management company under the name BBA Group Limited. Scandura Ltd. became a wholly owned subsidiary of BBA Group.