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Brewers and soft drink industry engineers, and engineers for the malting industry
1970 Moved the essences and fruit juice production to Wellingborough; 7 engineering subsidiaries grouped in a new subsidiary, Dawson and Barfos Manufacturing. Acquired Graham-Enock Manufacturing Co, makers of blow-moulding and filling equipment
1971 Disposal of South African subsidiary, closure of some plant and changes in management in response to losses by the engineering side of the business
1972 Acquired British Essence
1973 Acquired by Matthews Holdings who were broadening the range of their food business