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Roxspur plc, of The Lodge, Worting Park, Worting, RG23 8PY, makers of measurement technologies and services to improve the performance and safety of its customers’ industrial processes.

Previously known as Levercrest, maker of playground equipment and street furniture

1992 Rights issue; of Sittingbourne[1]

1994 Roxspur plc acquired the Brearley Group, maker of temperature sensors. This led to Roxspur evaluating further acquisitions of electronics companies[2]

1995 Roxspur and Wills Group merged, bringing together temperature measuring sensors and flow measurement and control[3]

1998 Acquired Clayhithe plc, the electronic equipment group[4]

1999 Roxspur Measurement and Control Ltd was formed by Garry Swindell

2000 Described as flow and heating controls group; it planned a management buy-out to take the group private[5].

2000 Evaluating options for break-up of the group thought to include Horstmann Controls and Roxspur Measurement and Control[6]

By 2001 also owned Serck Controls, Meterlink International and others[7]

2003 Reverse takeover by The Telecommunications Group[8]


2006 According to a report in The Times, Roxspur was renamed Dialight[9], but perhaps this was a mistyping as Roxboro Group changed its name to Dialight about that time.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, November 20, 1992
  2. The Times August 26, 1994
  3. The Times, March 18, 1995
  4. The Times, February 19, 1998
  5. The Times, March 3, 2000
  6. The Times, December 15, 2000
  7. Major Companies of Europe, Volume 6, 2001
  8. The Times, October 30, 2003
  9. The Times, March 14, 2006
  • [1] Roxspur history