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Denis Ferranti Meters

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of Bangor, Caernarvonshire

1951 Denis Ferranti, son of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, set up Denis Ferranti Meters to make electricity meters in competition with Ferranti Ltd.

At some point the business grew with further lines of business in transformers and instruments

At some point seems to have acquired British Electric Meters Ltd

1967 Denis Z. De Ferranti sold the transformer division of the company, Denis Ferranti Meters, to GEC. The company concentrated on meters and instruments. Nigel Z. de Ferranti (b.1940) was managing director[1].

1968 Supplied in-core measuring equipment and transformers for the Winfrith Power Station [2]

1968 Lock out of staff at Denis Ferranti Meters, who took industrial action faced with redundancies.[3]

1968 Supplied in-core measuring equipment and transformers for the Winfrith power station [4]

c. 1970 Mark Ziani de Ferranti, of the third generation of the family, became Chairman and Managing Director of the company.

1993 Company was in existence

2013 James Ziani de Ferranti, the fourth generation, was General Manager.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Dec. 7, 1967
  2. The Engineer 1968/03/08 p399
  3. The Times Nov. 1, 1968
  4. The Engineer of 8th March 1968 p399