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1957 Serck Limited became the parent company of the Serck Group, with Serck Radiators part of the group.

1964 The very profitable H. O. Serck business was bought by the Serck Group when Herman Oscar Serck retired.

1965 Companies forming the Group:

1970 H. O. Serck became a division of Serck Heat Transfer.

The Company later underwent significant divisionalisation. The seven divisions being:

  • Tubular Cooler Division;
  • Air Cooling Division;
  • Aircraft Equipment Division
  • Small Engine Cooler Division
  • After Sales Division - all based in Birmingham,
  • H. O. Serck Division - based in Manchester
  • Serck GmbH, based in Hamburg, Germany.

With nearly seventy years experience behind it, at that point, Serck Heat Transfer offered complete heat transfer capability to all major industries, and a range of heat exchange equipment as one of the most comprehensive in the World.

From then on, Serck went through a number of buy-outs and take-overs

1982 The Serck Group was acquired by BTR Industries

1977 Serck took over Hytork Actuators.[1]

1980 Acquired Baker Filtration Inc of Huntington Beach, California[2] - presumably became Serck Baker

1981 BTR Industries acquired the group.[3]

1988 BTR sold the Serck business.

1999 The Unipart Group acquired the Serck businesses operating in the UK, US, and Middle East in 1999.[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1982/04/22
  2. The Times, Jul 02, 1980
  3. The Engineer 1982/04/22
  4. [] Serck website - history page