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of Redhill, Surrey.

1908 The Foxboro Company was established in Foxboro near Boston, Mass, USA.

1931 L. S. Yoxall founded the Yoxall Instrument Company and worked closely with The Foxboro Company.

1934 Partnership between the two companies at Merton, London and the building of a factory to manufacture Foxboro instruments.

Post WWII Second and larger factory was opened in Kidbrook, London.

1950 Third factory was opened in Wandsworth, London to produce electronic instruments

1957 Acquisition of a 52 acre site at Redhill and the building of a 126,000 sq. ft. factory

1967 Acquired Wiggie Manor, on the perimeter of the Foxboro-Yoxall site, which had links back to the 16th century; used as Training Centre.

1968 Supplied feed water control system for the Winfrith power station [1]

1969 work began on a new office wing

1971 The total building floor area ended up at 250,000 sq. ft. with around 1,500 people employed.

1990 The company was bought by Siebe, and the Redhill factory closed in 1991.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 8th March 1968 p399
  2. [1] KSH history forum - Foxboro Yoxall - Process Instrumentation Factory, Redhill