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of Liverpool

of Runcorn, maker of aircraft landing gear, hydraulic systems

Presumably successor to Lockheed Precision Products of Liverpool

1980 Mr W. Brewer was appointed director and general manager of AP Precision Hydraulics[1]

1985 Company incorporated, a subsidiary of Automotive Products plc of Leamington Spa. The company had registered office in Liverpool.

1986 BBA Group acquired Automotive Products.

1987 BBA acquired US Ozone Industries, making of actuators, nosewheel steering systems, landing gear and quick release connectors for the aerospace industry, which would link with AP Precision Hydraulics to develop new business opportunities[2]

1995 BBA sold its car brake and clutch division to its management. Would also sell the aircraft undercarriage business if it received a high enough offer.

1995 Company name changed to APPH[3]

APPH became an integrated provider of landing gear and hydraulic systems and assemblies for original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket applications.

2014 BBA sold APPH to a Canadian firm.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Dec. 3, 1980
  2. The Times Sept. 24, 1987
  3. 1995 annual report