Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 148,369 pages of information and 233,846 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Goodmans Industries

From Graces Guide

Jump to: navigation, search
September 1933.
December 1945
March 1946.
September 1947
August 1948.
January 1949.
March 1949.
May 1949.
June 1949.
September 1949.
December 1951. Axiom 150.
June 1955. Goodmans Vibration Tester
1955. Axiom 80.
June 1955. Axiom 60.
May 1961.
October 1961. Axiom 110 and 112.

Goodmans Industries, maker of loudspeakers and electronic equipment, of Axiom Works, Wembley, Middlesex and Havant.

1925 Company founded.

1933 Private company formed.

1936 Name changed.

1961 Electrical engineers and manufacturers of radio components, public address equipment, loud speakers and electro magnetic instruments. 650 employees. [1]

1968 Maker of loudspeakers, tuners, and amplifiers at Wembley and Havant. 78% of Goodmans' ordinary shares were owned by Radio Rentals and 22% by The Plessey Co Ltd.

At some point there was a management buyout

1986 Tannoy (loudspeakers) and Goodmans were merged to form TGI[2]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. The Times 15 January 1988
  • Competion Commission report [1]