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Storage tank, pipework and material handing systems makers and erectors of Warrington

1965 William Neill and Son merged with Capper Holdings; company renamed Capper-Neill[1]. William H. Capper continued as chairman; William P. Capper, who had been managing director of Capper Holdings for 7 years was appointed managing director of the parent group.

1967 Acquired U. D. Engineering Co, producer of bottling plant[2]

1973 William Neill and Son was the main steel fabricating subsidiary of Capper-Neill[3]

1976 Acquired Custom Coils[4]

1977 Acquired Ronksley Investments (previously Arthur Lee Investments) and Glover Group[5]

1977 Subsidiaries included[6]:

1978 Rights issue to pay for new head office and new factory in Southampton[7]

1983 In the face of unexpected threat of bankruptcy due to disputes about contracts in the Middle East, the company was rescued by cash injection by Consolidated Contractors (CCC) of Lebanon and the banks, who effectively assumed control of the company[8]

1984 Company forced into receivership by the banks[9]

1984 Management buy-out of Capper Pipe Service[10]s

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 16 July 1965
  2. The Times May 30, 1968
  3. The Times, 12 April 1973
  4. The Times, Mar 02, 1976
  5. The Times, Feb 10, 1977
  6. The Times, Jun 14, 1977
  7. The Times, Nov 08, 1978
  8. The Times, Aug 26, 1983
  9. The Times, Mar 01, 1984
  10. The Times, Apr 18, 1984