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GKN Birwelco

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GKN Birwelco, of Wolverhampton.


GKN Birwelco (Uskside), of Uskside Works, Newport

1957 GKN acquired L. H. Newton including its subsidiary Birwelco and its associated company Brown Fintube (Great Britain)[1]

1968 Supplied induction furnace to Nissan Motors in Japan [2]

1970 Formation of GKN Birwelco (Uskside), a new trading company amalgamating the electric furnaces division of Birwelco and Usk Engineering[3]

1970 Was building a wide range of capital plant, including a naptha cracker for a Swedish ethylene plant, a dry cooling tower for a South African power plant, and individual heat exchanges for the process industries[4]

1974 GKN Birwelco and GKN Birwelco (Uskside) were both part of GKN Engineering[5]

1980 Built a 70 ft high burner test rig for BP's research centre at Sunbury[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Oct 19, 1957
  2. The Engineer 1968/12/13 p895
  3. The Times, Mar 06, 1970
  4. The Times, Jun 05, 1970
  5. The Times, May 16, 1974
  6. The Times, Feb 19, 1980