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Godiva Fire Pumps Co

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Early 1970s Coventry Climax's fire pump business was sold into private ownership, and the Godiva Fire Pumps Co was formed in Warwick.

1983 SPP was bought out of the Booker Group

1985 SPP was floated as a public company

1988 Godiva Fire Pumps was part of SPP when it was acquired by Braithwaites, engineering and cleaning equipment group, making a larger business in specialist equipment hire; Braithwaites' subsidiary Andrews would be put together with SPP's Sykes subsidiary[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, April 29, 1988