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June 1961. Vinyl Rainwater Goods.
November 1961.

of Sevenoaks, Kent

c.1974 The name of Marley Tile Co was changed to Marley; 25 UK subsidiaries.

1974 Divisions were Marley Homes, Marley Triform and Marley Doors, as well as subidiary companies.

Continued to grow by acquisition

1981 10 concrete tile factories in the UK

1981 The Monopolies and Mergers Commission decided that Marley and Redland were making excessive profits on roof tiles[1][2].

1983 Marley Homecare rebranded Payless DIY

1985 Mr Jack Aisher retired as chairman, the first time since the company was founded that an Aisher did not run the company[3].

1985 Marley sold its shops, to concentrate on production of products[4].

1986 Sold the Payless DIY chain to Ward White[5]

Marley Waterproofing was acquired by IKO Group of Canada[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 19 November 1981
  2. [1] Competition Commission
  3. The Times, 12 December 1984
  4. The Times, 18 December 1985
  5. The Times Mar. 8, 1986
  6. The Times, July 16, 2009