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Lloyds British Testing Co of Netherton, near Dudley.
1900 Amalgamation of Lloyds Tyne Public Chain and Anchor Testing Co Limited with Lloyds Staffordshire Proving House Co, Limited; Lloyds Cambrian Chain and Anchor Co, Limited; the Glasgow Anchor and Chain Cable and Testing Co, Limited; the various companies were wound up voluntarily and replaced by a new company with the name of Lloyds British Testing Co; Sir Benjamin Hingley represented the new company
1900 The company was registered on 2 April, to acquire the businesses of four companies. . Formed in response to recent legislation regarding the safety of anchors and cable, the business had a large N. Hingley and Sons shareholding and Hingley representation on its board.
1988 Davy acquired 2 US crane companies which would expand the activities of the Lloyds British Testing
2002 Floated on the AIM market