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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Deritend Stamping Co

From Graces Guide

of Liverpool Street, Birmingham 4. Telephone: Victoria 2941. Telegraphic Address: "Horseshoes, Birmingham". (1937)

1900 Deritend Stamping was formed in Deritend, Birmingham.[1]. There was one factory, with 6 hammers and a small die sinking shop, supplying components mainly to the cycle industry.

1904 Began supplying drop forgings to the motor industry.

1913 New works opened at Bescot to cope with demand[2]

1914 Main customers were in automotive business, but also supplied makers of aeroplanes and dirigibles.

1936 Incorporated as a public company. Factories at Liverpool St, and Bescot Works, Wednesbury. The aircraft industry was one of the main customers. Starting to introduce light alloy drop stampings and pressings[3]

1937 Drop forging and stamping [4]

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Drop forgings for General Engineering requirements, Motor Car and Lorry Parts and Motor Cycle Fittings. Railway, Shipping and Tramway Work. Speciality: Hot Pressings in Yellow Metal, Duralumin and Aluminium. (Stand No. D.518) [5]

1953 Acquired South Wales Forgemasters[6]

1957 Formation of Deritend Drop Forgings - presumably a subsidiary

1958 Deritend acquired Midland Electric Power Installation Co and E J Wilcock Works with the vision of "keeping the wheels of British industry turning".

1962 Joint owners with Clifford Motor Components of Cold Precision Forgings (D. and C.) Ltd which had been formed to develop the cold flow method of steel[7]

1968 Improvement in performance reported; activities included castings, forgings, electrical installation and repairing[8]

1969 The electrical divisions were merged to create Deritend Electrical Services Ltd.

1970 Deritend Drop Forgings had moved into profit but Cold Forgings was still making a loss[9]

1970 Acquired Harold F. Ward of Birmingham[10] which was complementary to Deritend Electrical Services.

1973 Deritend purchased Electro Dynamic Services Ltd, a provider of electrical equipment overhaul and repair solutions.

1980 Sold loss-making Blackheath Stamping to Armstrong Equipment[11]

1987 The Deritend Stamping company was acquired by Christy Hunt

1988/9 Triplex Lloyd acquired Christy Hunt. Deritend Electrical Services Ltd was merged with Lee Beesley to form Lee Beesley Deritend plc.

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Deritend Company website
  2. The Times, Jan 28, 1914
  3. The Times, Jun 22, 1936
  4. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  5. 1937 British Industries Fair Page 354
  6. The Times, Oct 17, 1953
  7. The Times, Aug 08, 1962
  8. The Times, Dec 11, 1968
  9. The Times, Oct 15, 1970
  10. The Times Oct 24, 1970
  11. The Times, May 15, 1980