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Alcan Industries

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1960 The name of Northern Aluminium Co was changed to Alcan Industries (or Alindustries)[1]. It was one of the subsidiaries of Alcan (U.K.)

1960 Installed new wide hot rolling mill at Rogerstone[2]

1964 Acquired Fishers Foils Ltd

1965 Acquired Polyfoil Papers Ltd

1965 Alcan Ltd acquired 25 percent interest in Unidare, which manufactured electrical cable and a wide range of equipment from aluminium and copper[3]

1965 Alcan and Pillar Holdings jointly acquired the share capital of Aston Stedall Aluminium Warehouses not previously owned by Pillar[4] and Polyfoil Papers[5]

1965 Formation of a joint venture between Pillar Holdings and Alcan Industries, called Architectural Aluminium, to exploit the use of aluminium in buildings in the UK; Pillar transferred to the new company its holdings in several companies[6]

1967 Acquired 90 percent of D. K. B. Electric Ltd, a maker of non-electrical aluminium wire for which Alcan was the major supplier[7]

1967 Alcan Aluminium of Montreal transferred its 3 British subsidiary companies into a new holding company Alcan Aluminium (UK) Ltd[8]

1968 Alcan Industries bought the 50 percent share in James Booth Aluminium owned by Delta Metal Co[9]

1969 Alindustries activities consisted of [10]:

  • Alindustries of Rogerstone, Banbury and Birmingham, makers of wrought semi-fabricated products
  • Alcan Foils Ltd of Wembley, maker of aluminium foils
  • Alcan Polyfoils Ltd of Chesham, maker of household foil and containers
  • Alcan Wire Ltd of Merton Abbey, maker of aluminium welding wire and other non-electrical wires

1970 Formation of Alcan Booth Industries from merger of Alcan Industries and James Booth Aluminium[11]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 15, 1960
  2. The Times, Oct 07, 1960
  3. The Times, Mar 09, 1965
  4. The Times, Apr 06, 1965
  5. The Times, May 20, 1965
  6. The Times, Jul 27, 1965
  7. The Times, Nov 13, 1967
  8. The Times, Jun 19, 1967
  9. The Times, Oct 02, 1968
  10. The Times, Jun 10, 1969
  11. The Times, Mar 17, 1970
  • The Times Jun 10, 1969