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John Brown Engineering

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of Clydebank

1966 John Brown and Co, shipbuilders, separated the engineering works from the shipyard by the creation of a new company.

1967 John Brown and Co, shipbuilders, established the company as a wholly-owned subsidiary[1]. The company specialised in building marine steam turbines; licenced the right to sell and manufacture Stal-Laval AP turbines from Stal-Laval Turbin AB

1978 Was one of the two divisions which together made two-thirds of the profits of the John Brown Group[2]

1985 Refinancing deal arrange to rescue the John Brown Engineering company; Trafalgar House contributed 29.9 percent.

1986 Agreed take-over of the engineering company by Trafalgar House[3]

1994 One of four main businesses in Trafalgar House[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jun 01, 1967
  2. The Times, Jan 28, 1978
  3. The Times, May 08, 1986
  4. CIO 1994/05/15 p56