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Fafnir Bearing Co

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May 1961.
May 1962.
May 1964.

Fafnir Bearing Co Ltd. of Wolverhampton.

UK subsidiary of the American company of the same name.

1959 Acquired Fischer Bearings Co, subsidiary of British Timken[1]

1962 Opened second factory at Hednesfield, Staffs[2]

By 1969 the US parent was a subsidiary of Textron Inc[3]

1979 The US parent withdrew from the vehicle transmission market[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Nov 16, 1959
  2. The Times, Mar 20, 1962
  3. The Times, May 22, 1969
  4. The Times, May 09, 1980