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Wyko Group

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1962 WYKO Industrial Services was formed by Roger Edwards and Phillip White in the Black Country, selling bearings. The company grew steadily.

WYKO was the first company to offer a 24-hour bearing and power transmission service across its 22 branches.

1994 WYKO acquired a total of 18 companies, including Oswald Seals, Olympic Chevin and the Aberdeen Bearing Group.

1996 Acquired BERL and merged it with the Lewis DMR Group to form Lewis Berl.

Further acquisitions were made in the next 4 years to strengthen WYKO's Electro Mechanical Services including:

2001 Fenner Power Transmission was merged with WYKO Industrial Services to form the UK's biggest Industrial Products and Services Provider.

2006 WYKO, having established itself as one of the leading suppliers of industrial products and engineering solutions in the UK, was acquired by Dutch engineering company ERIKS.

2008 WYKO was rebranded as ERIKS UK.

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