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c.1973 After several years use of the term Chloride Group, the name of the holding company, Chloride Electrical Storage Co, was formally changed to Chloride Group plc. The subsidiary involved in making batteries was Chloride Industrial Batteries
1988 Closed 4 plants and concentrated the work at a single site in Peterborough
1989 Sold its European motive power operations and the Exide Europe automotive battery business
1992 Uninterruptible Power Supplies were becoming an important part of the business
1995 In the middle of a transformation of the business from batteries to electronics
1999 The Power Protection Division sold uninterruptible power supplies and power conditioning systems
2000 The Safety Systems Division provided emergency lighting, fire detection and security products. Acquired SAED of France, renaming it Chloride Telecom Systems, providing dc power protection for telecoms companies