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Steel Radiators

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December 1960.
August 1962.
October 1963.

of Beacon Works, Brentford (1936)

of Southall and Dalbeattie.

1936 Company registered[1]

1961 Started additional manufacturing at Dalbeattie in Scotland[2]

1967 AGA of Sweden sold the company to a group of investors[3]

1969 Hattersley Brothers merged with Steel Radiators to form Hattersley Stelrad[4], which was 59 percent owned by Steel Radiators[5]

1970 Ideal-Standard sold its steel radiators manufacturing, acquired with the purchase of Copperad, to Steel Radiators Ltd, a subsidiary of Hattersley Stelrad[6].

1970 Acquired Schmiga Metal Works Ltd of Eire, makers of radiator fittings; acquired Bekon-Bell Ltd from Bestobell which included Belkon Domestic Products Ltd, manufacturers of steel radiators and convectors, which would enable export to Europe[7]

1971 The name of Hattersley Stelrad was changed to Stelrad Group[8]

1973 As part of its policy of diversification into domestic heating, Metal Box Co acquired Stelrad[9].

1977 The European Commission ordered the end of restrictions on AGA's licence to Steel Radiators, preventing the company selling radiators outside UK[10]

1981 Stelrad, part of Metal Box Co, was 1 of 6 boiler makers investigated for collusion in raising prices[11]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Dec 23, 1936
  2. The Times, Jul 26, 1963
  3. The Times, Apr 05, 1969
  4. The Times, Mar 22, 1969
  5. The Times, Feb 08, 1969
  6. The Times, Jan 08, 1970
  7. The Times, Oct 12, 1970
  8. The Times, Sep 28, 1971
  9. The Times, Jun 12, 1976
  10. The Times, Jul 16, 1977
  11. The Times, Jun 30, 1981