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Davy International

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1973 All the subsidiary companies of Davy-Ashmore were brought under a common name - Davy International Ltd. 4 divisions were created:

  • Davy Products, the smallest division, consisted of Davy Roll Company Limited and Davy Instruments Limited.
  • Davy Loewy - the mills and machinery division, which designed, engineered and manufactured machinery for the forming and shaping of ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
  • Davy Ashmore International - contract engineering division for the metals industries, particularly iron and steel.
  • Davy Powergas International, the largest division, contract engineering for the process industries.

1974 Davy International, having purchased 29% of British Rollmakers Corporation, the other large maker of rolls in the UK, made a take-over offer which was rejected by the Monopolies and Mergers Commission[1].

c.1976 Acquired Head, Wrightson and Co

1977 Acquired Herbert Morris[2] and Lloyds British Testing Co

1978 Acquired McKee Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio; Davy changed its name to Davy Corporation with 2 main subsidiaries - Davy International, handling engineer and construction, and Davy Engineering Industries, handling the equipment design and manufacturing activities[3]

1994 One of four main businesses in Trafalgar House.[4]

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