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Kembrey Engineering

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1974 W. Crowther and Sons, through a joint company, acquired 50 percent of the machining, assembly and tool room of Plessey Co's mechanical products division at Swindon. The new company was called Kembrey Engineering[1]

1985 Mechanical engineers SI Group, makers of brewery equipment, was subject to a reverse take-over offer by Kembrey Group, precision engineers[2] but shareholders rejected the deal.

1990 Acquired McMurdo Batteries from Louis Newmark[3]

1991 McMurdo Marine launched a range of floating marker and life jackets powered by lithium batteries[4]

1994 Maker of electrical connectors. Acquired by Chemring[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 04, 1973
  2. The Times, August 16, 1989
  3. The Times October 02, 1990
  4. The Times, May 10, 1991
  5. The Times, August 04, 1994