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By 1987 was the last of the 3 foundries of F. H. Lloyd and Co
Became part of Triplex Lloyd
Although Lloyds (Burton) was trading profitably, by 1989 it was no longer relevant to the Triplex Lloyd strategy. When an offer was received from William Cook, Triplex Lloyd was therefore willing to dispose of the business. Lloyds (Burton) was at the time of its acquisition the second largest steel castings producer in the United Kingdom after Cook.