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of Leeds, England
1968 Hydraulic systems.
1969: Acquired interest in Schwelm GmbH, who already had an established range of medium/ low pressure valves and manufactured equipment for the injection moulding and other industries.
1974: Acquired Pressure Dynamics
1974: Acquired Bradford Cylinders Ltd, which specialized in heavy duty and special design cylinders.
1976: Acquired Pratt Precision Hydraulics of Halifax, which focussed on the machine tool and mechanical handling markets.
1981: Acquired the assets of Andrew Fraser and Co Limited, another British company in high pressure hydraulics.
1985 Oilgear acquired Towler Hydraulics forming Oilgear Towler.