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of Tyburn Road, Erdington, Birmingham. Telephone: East 1121. Telegraphic Address: "Ether, Birmingham". (1937)

of Guildford, Surrey (1983)

1809 Company founded as Richard Evered and Son.

1851 Exhibited at the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace.

1869 London office established in Drury Lane.

1884 The company was registered on 14 August, to take over the business of Richard Evered and Co, brass and iron founders. [1]

1896/7 Directory: Advertiser. More detail [2]

1900 Employed 1,000 in their Birmingham works and 300 in their Smethwick works[3]

1914 Brassfounders, Bedstead Makers and Tube Drawers. Specialities: Gas Light and Water Fittings, Electric Light Fittings and Electric Bells, Cabinet Brassfoundry of every description, Metallic Bedsteads, Cots and Wire Mattresses, Brass and Copper Tubes, Rolled Metals etc. Employees 1,000. [4]

1922 Private company.

1937 Company made public.

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Temperature Measuring Instruments, including Indicating Pyrometers, Temperature Recorders, Automatic Temperature Controllers for Gas, Oil, Electric Furnaces, Molten Metal Pyrometers, Surface Contact Pyrometers, Optical Radiation Pyrometers, Moving-Coil Galvanometers, Thermometers. (Stand Nos. Cb817 and Cb.716) [5]

1961 Manufacturers of brass and copper tubes, rolled metals, gas and water fittings, plastic mouldings, metal bedsteads and hot brass stampings. 1,000 employees. [6]

By 1970 was known as Evered and Co Holdings

1975 Plan to sell off the industrial products division[7] failed when the metals market turned down. Instead Evered Holdings sold its Security products business[8] - possibly Evered Security Products?

1980 Two-thirds of turnover came from non-ferrous strip, tube and extrusions; also made castors and wheels for furniture, and locks and security systems[9]

1983 Acquired Hawkins and Tipson, ropemakers[10]

1984 Acquired Brockhouse Group, which was making a loss[11]. Sold 7 Brockhouse businesses.

1985 With Saudi Arabian partners built up a holding in Tube Investment shares but never made a bid and sold its holding the following year; acquired Wellington Equipment from Tarmac[12]

1986 Acquired John Payne, maker of process and packaging machinery[13] and Integrated Holdings[14]

1987 Acquired London and Northern Group[15] and Hallite on an agreed basis[16]

1987 Acquired Mapplebeck Metals[17]. Continued to rationalise the holdings acquired with London and Northern.

1988 Change of emphasis in the company, moving from focus on engineering materials to building materials and quarrying, led to a change in the top management and arrival of a new chairman[18] with less emphasis on making deals to unlock potential acquisitions. The group HQ would move to Birmingham.

1988 Swapped its house-building business, Fletcher and Border Homes, with Raine Industries for its quarry and building materials businesses, Aberdeen Construction including John Fyfe and Hall and Tawse[19]. Acquired Pocklington Blocks, including its subsidiariy Precast Concrete Industries, as well as 2 companies in USA[20]

1989 Acquired the quarries of Ogden[21]. Formed joint venture with Caird to use some of the quarries for waste disposal[22]

1989 Acquired Mackenzie Holdings of Stornoway, make of concrete blocks, which would be put under the John Fyfe of Aberdeen subsidiary[23]

1990 Acquired Civil and Marine Holdings, supplier of marine dredged aggregates, and Millville, a limestone quarry near Washington DC[24]

c.1990 Management buyout of the Polymers Division as Wellington Holdings

1991 Acquired Bardon Group[25], renamed Everdon-Bardon which continued as the building materials and aggregates group/

1991 Formation of EIP Metals (Evered Industrial Products) when Barker and Allen and Mapplebeck Metals were merged with Evered Metals

2005 EIP Metals became a wholly owned subsidiary of Prymetall Gmbh and Co KG., and a member of the Norddeutsche Affinerie AG (NA) Family. This resulted in a relocation to new purpose-built premises at Rabone Lane, Smethwick, West Midlands.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. Peck's Trades Directory of Birmingham, 1896-97: Advertisers
  3. British History Online [1]
  4. 1914 Whitakers Red Book
  5. 1937 British Industries Fair p361
  6. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  7. The Times, Jul 09, 1975
  8. The Times, Oct 18, 1975
  9. The Times, Jun 04, 1980
  10. The Times, Oct 11, 1984
  11. The Times, May 01, 1984
  12. The Times, Dec 21, 1985
  13. The Times October 07, 1986
  14. The Times, November 17, 1986
  15. The Times, April 14, 1987
  16. The Times, May 19, 1987
  17. The Times, August 04, 1987
  18. The Times April 17, 1989
  19. The Times March 01, 1988
  20. The Times, August 10, 1988
  21. The Times January 24, 1989
  22. The Times February 01, 1989
  23. The Times, June 09, 1989
  24. The Times January 24, 1990
  25. The Times, May 01, 1991
  • [2] EIP Metals Website