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GEC-Avery was formed after 1979 when GEC acquired W. and T. Avery.[1] It took nearly a year from November 1979 for GEC to stabilise turnover, but by the end of the second year productivity had increased by 25%. Almost 2,000 workers were lost due to voluntary redundancies.

1982 W. and T. Avery accounted for one third of the turnover of GEC-Avery.[2]

The GEC-Avery group also included:

1993 Formation of Avery Berkel when GEC acquired the Dutch company Berkel.

2000 The company was sold to American company Weigh-Tronix Inc. of America. After the take over the company was again renamed as Avery Weigh-Tronix. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. Wikipedia
  2. The Engineer 1982/07/08
  3. Wikipedia