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Clifford Motor Components

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of Birmingham

1929 Incorporated as a public company to acquire Motor Components (Coventry) Ltd and Clifford Covering Co Ltd. Expansion would be undertaken straight away at the various factories[1]

1939 Acquired the works and equipment of New Imperial Motors at Hall Green, Birmingham. Some of the space was used by Motor Components Ltd and some by a new subsidiary Clifford Aero and Auto Ltd; the works were re-arranged for production of aeroplanes and their components; the motor cycle business of New Imperial was sold on[2]

1962 Acquired Specialloid jointly with Associated Engineering. Formed Cold Precision Forgings (D. and C.) Ltd equally with Deritend Stamping Co to develop the Cold Flow method of forging steel[3]

1964 Acquired the valve forging division of GKN and amalgamated it with the company's valve unit[4]

1965 Take-over bid by TRW[5]

renamed TRW Clifford

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Feb 20, 1929
  2. The Times Sep 13, 1939
  3. The Times, Aug 08, 1962
  4. The Times, Aug 05, 1964
  5. The Times, Oct 16, 1965