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October 1959.
October 1960.

of 6670 Parkway, London, N.W.1. British subsidiary of a US-Company

1958 Firth Cleveland Instruments licensed the Gilbarco deep tank electric contents gauge from Gilbert and Barker Manufacturing Co, of Springfield USA, a subsidiary of Standard Oil Company[1]

1986 Management buyout of Gilbarco from Exxon

1987 World leading supplier of fuel dispensing and associated petrol station products. Acquired by GEC[2] which could fit with the international ambitions to build on the Avery-Hardoll petrol dispensing equipment.

1989 GEC's electronic metrology activities included the weighing equipment business (W. and T. Avery and van Berkel of Holland (57 per cent owned)) and the fuel-dispensing equipment operations through US subsidiary Gilbarco[3]

2001 Gilbarco was sold to Duke Street Capital[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jul 16, 1958
  2. The Times, July 28, 1987
  3. MMC report 1989
  4. The Times, November 10, 2001