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GKN Foundations

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1964 With increasing demand for steel reinforcements for buildings, the GKN group acquired a Scottish piling and foundations contractor, Caledonian Foundations

1965 Caledonian Foundations was combined with a complementary pile-driving company, Holmpress Piles, to form GKN Foundations[1]

1974 GKN Foundations acquired Johann Keller GmbH of West Germany[2]

1976 Formation of GKN Keller, bringing together GKN Foundations with its subsidiary Johann Keller[3]

1990 The foundations division was sold to its management, becoming Keller[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times May 05, 1965
  2. The Times May 03, 1990
  3. The Times, Dec 31, 1975
  4. The Times May 03, 1990