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Butterley Engineering

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of Ripley, Derbyshire

A subsidiary of Butterley Co[1]

1966 The MD of Butterley Engineering was appointed to the board of Butterley Co[2]

1968 Butterley Engineering included foundries, and Codnor Park works[3]

1968 Wiles Group bought the brick-making and engineering business, Butterley Co of Derby[4]. The engineering part of the business was put into Wiles' Northern Amalgamated Industries group[5]

1969 The company had received orders for bridges for British Rail, overhead sign gantries for motorways, and overhead cranes for an aluminium smelter[6]

1969 Oxley Engineering Co acquired Butterley Engineering from Hanson Trust[7]

1971 Kent Castings (Gillingham) Ltd, having acquired Oxley Engineering, changed its name to Butterley Engineering Industries Ltd[8]

1971 Crittall-Hope, another Slater Walker subsidiary, was injected into Butterley and the group's name was changed to Crittall-Hope Engineering[9]

1973 Merged with another crane maker, Adamson Alliance; the two companies supplied 38 cranes to British Steel's Anchor Works at Scunthorpe[10]

1974 Norcros acquired Butterley Engineering[11] as part of Crittall-Hope Engineering.

1986 Norcros merged its Butterley Engineering subsidiary with John Smith (Keighley); the merged company traded as Butterley Engineering[12]

1988 Norcros sold Butterley Engineering to Haden MacLellan Holdings[13]

2000 Contractors for the Falkirk Wheel[14]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug 29, 1967
  2. The Times, Jul 18, 1966
  3. The Times, Jan 19, 1968
  4. The Times, Dec 04, 1968
  5. The Times, Dec 17, 1968
  6. The Times, Jul 16, 1969
  7. The Times, Nov 28, 1969
  8. The Times, Aug 13, 1971
  9. The Times, Feb 16, 1974
  10. The Times (London, England), Monday, Feb 12, 1973
  11. The Times, Feb 16, 1974
  12. The Times (London, England), Thursday, November 27, 1986
  13. The Times, December 02, 1988
  14. The Times, November 11, 2000