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Worcester Engineering

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of Worcester and Clay Cross

1962 Business set up at the Old Vinegar Works in St. Martins Gate, Worcester.

1963 Established as supplier of oil-fired central heating equipment.

1967 Maker of the Firefly II oil-fired domestic boiler[1]

1968 Moved to new premises in Diglis

1971 Introduced combi-boiler

1977 Bought Delglo Appliances (and the already well established Danesmoor brand of oil boilers) from Delta Metals in Clay Cross, Derbyshire

1978 A small central heating company; took over Kirkby Manufacturing and Engineering, a workers' cooperative in Liverpool which made radiators[2]

1982 Acquired the Packaging Products subsidiary of Capseals specialising in waterproof and barrier papers[3]

1982 Acquired by Bifurcated Engineering

Presumably the Worcester business separated from BETEC at some point

1986 Floated on the London Stock Exchange - see Worcester Group

1987 Worcester Engineering was renamed Worcester Heat Systems

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times March 15, 1967
  2. The Times, Nov 17, 1978
  3. The Times, Mar 19, 1982
  • [1] Worcester-Bosch