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Early 1950s, formed David Brown Construction Equipment
1955 The company acquired Tickford, builders of car bodies, and moved the car companies to their site.
1955 David Brown Industries was formed to rationalise the manufacturing operations in the UK
1958 Concentrated on a single range of high-performance sports cars, the Aston Martin DB series; production of Lagondas ceased.
1959 The Aston Martin team, led by Stirling Moss, won at Le Mans.
1960 Ownership of the gear, foundry, and tool divisions was transferred to a new company, David Brown and Sons (Huddersfield) Ltd.
1960 Withdrew from sports car racing and grand prix racing, to concentrate on production cars for sale.
1961 Listed as David Brown Industries with 7,000 employees. Works at Huddersfield, London, Coventry, Manchester and Salford. Engineers and metal founders, manufacturers and dealers in gears, agricultural machines and implements, tractors and motor cars.
1963 Employed 7,600 workers in 11 factories
1964 The main products of the Corporation were:
Early 1970s the David Brown Corporation was in financial difficulties.
1971 David Brown was removed from executive control of the company
1978 After Vosper Thornycroft was nationalized, Sir David Brown resigned from the chairmanship.
Late 1980s: David Brown Group was a specialist gears, transmissions and pumps company
1990 The family disposed of its stake to the management; recruitment of new joint chief executives.
1993 The David Brown Group was floated