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Kent Castings

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1969 Slater Walker acquired 44 percent of Kent Castings[1]

Slater then sold George Wilson Industries to Kent, raising Slater's interest to 64 percent.[2]

1969 Oxley Engineering Co acquired Butterley Engineering from Hanson Trust and ceased to be a subsidiary of Oxley Industries[3]

1970 Kent Castings, supported by Slater Walker, acquired Oxley Engineering Co. The company's most important subsidiary was said to be Oxley-Dempster, which was involved in making process plant[4]

1971 Kent Castings (Gillingham) Ltd changed its name to Butterley Engineering Industries Ltd[5]

1971 Crittall-Hope, another Slater Walker subsidiary, was injected into Butterley and the group's name was changed to Crittall-Hope Engineering[6]

1974 Norcros acquired Crittall-Hope including Butterley Engineering[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Feb 16, 1974
  2. The Times, August 16, 1969
  3. The Times, Nov 28, 1969
  4. The Times, Feb 13, 1970
  5. The Times, Aug 13, 1971
  6. The Times, Feb 16, 1974
  7. The Times, Feb 16, 1974