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Butterfield-Harvey Group

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Diversified group dealing in metal products, office equipment, marine engines, fork lifts, tankers, etc, of Shipley

of Villiers House, Aldwych, London

of Charlton, London (1983)

1970 W. P. Butterfield and Co, a publicly quoted engineer and metal fabricator, and G. A. Harvey and Co, a public unquoted company, merged to become Butterfield-Harvey[1]

1971 Acquired Shelvoke and Drewry

1972 Sold its half of the ownership of Associated Perforators and Weavers to Thomas Locker (Holdings)[2]

1972 Sold General Galvanizers and Globe Tank and Foundry (Wolverhampton) to Ash and Lacy[3]

1973 Charles Roberts and Co agreed to acquire the assets and undertaking (apart from property) of W. P. Butterfield (Engineers) of Shipley to make a major force in the road tanker industry[4]

1974 Rubery Owen Conveyancer acquired the fork lift truck division of Shelvoke and Drewry[5]

1977 Acquired a major stake in Grimsby Caravans[6]

Butterfield-Harvey started selling off bits of their organization.

1982 Sold the remaining half of the ownership of Associated Perforators and Weavers to Thomas Locker (Holdings)[7]

1984 Sold Harcostar, maker of blow-moulded drums, to Bowater Industries[8]

1984 Maurice F. Krug, president of Technology Inc, became chairman[9]

1985 Acquired by Technology Inc of USA[10]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 21, 1970
  2. The Times, Jan 20, 1972
  3. The Times Jun 21, 1972
  4. The Times, Jul 18, 1973
  5. The Times, Sep 18, 1974
  6. The Times, Jul 09, 1977
  7. The Times, Apr 03, 1982
  8. The Times, Jul 17, 1985
  9. The Times , Aug 22, 1984
  10. The Times, Jan 31, 1985