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Elastic Rail Spike Co

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January 1953.

of 41-43 Mincing Lane, London EC3

1937 Private company founded.

Owned by Central Mining and Investment Corporation

1960 Advert for elastic rail spikes.

1961 Railway track fastening manufacturers. Makers of the "Pandrol" rail fastening.

Owned 50 per cent of the shares in Torque Tension Ltd.

1965 Was incorporated in the newly formed Charter Consolidated[1]

1970 Acquired the remainder of the shares in Torque Tension

1981 Acquired a 50 percent share in Speno Rail Services Company of USA, in a joint venture partnership. Pandrol manages the partnership, which provides railway track re-profiling and ballast cleaning services. Also started to market its own range of railway vehicles for the mechanical installation of track fastenings.

By 1982 was named Pandrol International

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Sources of Information

  1. Competition Commission [1]