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Express Lift Co

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of Westminster, later of Northampton

1917 Private company.

1927 Was a subsidiary of GEC

1930 Amalgamated with Smith, Major and Stevens. The works were moved to Northampton to share Smith, Major and Stevens' Abbey Works.

By 1953 was a subsidiary of GEC

1961 Lift and escalator manufacturers.

1996 Otis acquired Express Lifts of Northampton, and merged it with another UK subsidiary, Evans Lifts; the Northampton factory was closed; a new joint company was established called Express Evans Lifts, based in Leicester[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, July 19, 1996