Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

M. L. Engineering Co

From Graces Guide
1975.

Research, design development and production engineers in mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering

1934 Private company incorporated - presumably R. Malcolm Company

1940 Sir Noel Mobbs appointed chairman

1946 M. L. Aviation formed

1958 Change of name to M. L. Holdings which owned a newly formed company M. L. Engineering Co Ltd and Crown Foundry Co Ltd. Three other subsidiaries were Pytchley Autocar Co, Electric Welders (Slough) Ltd, who were agents for M. L. Engineering, and Pytchley Ltd (which never traded).

1960 New subsidiary formed to manufacture commercial products in the ML Group: M.L. Engineering (Plymouth) Ltd; a new factory was constructed at Plymouth[1]

1961 Agreement with L. M. Ericsson of Sweden for M.L. Engineering (Plymouth) to be the sole representative in the UK for railway signalling and associated equipment. Also agreement with Stal Refrigeration AB of Sweden to represent their industrial refrigeration equipment in the UK.

1981 65 percent of group business was defence-related; although Crown Foundry was loss making the company hoped for a turn-around[2]

1986 Acquired Slingsby Aviation[3]

1987 Acquired Wallop Holdings[4]

1997 Cobham plc acquired M. L. Aviation from M. L. Holdings which would concentrate on distribution of electrical and electronic components[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug 30, 1961
  2. The Times, Feb 06, 1981
  3. The Times, August 23, 1986
  4. The Times, September 23, 1987
  5. The Times, September 03, 1997
  • The Times Dec 01, 1958