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Platts Forgings

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of Spring Bank, Willenhall, Staffs

1972 pfw - supplier of drop forgings to Rolls Royce Motors Ltd[1]

1976 Acquired by Record Ridgway[2]

1980 Loss making; company closed

1981 Mabey and Johnson acquired the drop-forging business of Record Ridgway previously carried on by Platts Forgings[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 26, 1972
  2. The Times, Feb 25, 1976
  3. The Times, Feb 10, 1981