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British Industrial History

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of Bradford, developed and supplier of pumps, compressors, power take-offs, systems for loading and unloading tank trucks, automatic weighing systems, and lift winding gear.

1962 Incorporated as a private company

1982 Incorporated as a public limited company

by 1987 subsidiaries included[1]:

as well as some overseas subsidiaries

1992 Drum Instrumentation was renamed Drum Engineering[2]

1995 Acquired Emco Wheaton's Distribution, Transportation and Marine business.

2004 Gardner Denver Inc acquired Syltone plc

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Sources of Information

  1. 1986/7 Annual report
  2. Companies House filing
  • Companies House filings