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June 1951.
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of GKN Induction Heating Division, Bromsgrove, Worcs.

1837 Company founded.

1912 Private company formed as John Garrington and Sons

1919 Became a subsidiary of GKN

1951 Name changed to Garringtons

1961 Manufacturers of drop, upset and precision forgings, and manufacturers of hand tools, induction heating equipment, precision turbine blades and railway buffers and couplings. 3,000 employees.[1]

1968 New fully-automatic forging plant. Part of GKN Forgings[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  2. The Engineer 1968/07/05 p10