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Birlec-Efco (Melting)

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1959.Degassing and vacumm equipment for the refining of molten metals.

of Aldridge.

1958 Agreement between Efco and Birlec to form a joint venture Birlec-Efco (Melting) to design and manufacture electric melting furnaces for the ferrous and non-ferrous industries, and smelting furnaces and induction heating equipment[1]. Two-thirds owned by AEI, one-thirds by Efco.

1960 Pilot smelting furnace established to test ores for suitability for electric smelting[2]

1960 Efco had transferred its melting and induction heating divisions to Aldridge[3]

1962 Had a "good proportion" of all the orders for electric-arc furnaces to be installed worldwide[4]

1963 Efco sold its share in the company (presumably to AEI)[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Sep 24, 1958
  2. The Times, Feb 18, 1960
  3. The Times, Sep 21, 1960
  4. The Times, Sep 26, 1962
  5. The Times, Sep 24, 1964