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1873 They moved to Glasgow.
1886 Company founded.
1895 Private company.
1946 Company made public.
1961 Engineers and manufacturers of condensing and de-aerating plant, seawater evaporating and drilling installations, high speed steam engines, fine filtering and pumping plant, steam and water valves and mechanical equipment for marine oil and process industries. Makers of the largest "fresh water from the sea water" plant in the world, dredger builders. 8,200 employees.
c.1969 After several years when the group had been referred to as Weir Group, the name seems to have been formally adopted.