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Steels Engineering Products

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November 1944.
1952. 20 Ton Mobile Crane.
1956. " Colossus " Built for Tarslag
November 1957. Coles.
November 1958.
February 1959. Coles.
1959.Mobile Tower Crane.
1961. "Valiant" crane.

Steels Engineering Products of Sunderland

1943 Private company.

1943 Steels Engineering Products Ltd was incorporated, a subsidiary of Steel and Co, which included Henry J. Coles Cranes.

1959 Took over F. Taylor and Sons of Manchester who developed a totally hydraulic crane.

1959 Acquired R. H. Neal and Co Ltd of Grantham who were producing units using diesel-mechanical drive systems.

1961 Mechanical handling, agricultural and general engineers.[1]

1964 Change of name to British Crane and Excavator Corporation Ltd which included the 3 UK factories.

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