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Davy-United - holding company of the Davy and United Engineering group of companies.

1959 Holding company Davy-United formed within which Davy and United Engineering Co operated with 3 divisions: manufacture of machinery, construction of steelworks and plant for various steel processes. Other subsidiaries were Davy and United Roll Foundry Ltd and Davy and United Instruments Ltd[1].

1960 Merger of Davy-United and Power-Gas Corporation Ltd. The new company would be known as Davy-Ashmore Ltd, the Ashmore name coming from Power-Gas's principal subsidiary Ashmore, Benson, Pease and Co[2]. Existing subsidiaries would continue to operate under their current names.

1960 Advert shows Cold Strip Mill built for the Steel Company of Wales.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 7 July 1960
  2. The Times, Tuesday, 31 May 1960