Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,170 pages of information and 233,417 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
1974 W. Crowther and Sons, through a joint company, acquired 50 percent of the machining, assembly and tool room of Plessey Co's mechanical products division at Swindon. The new company was called Kembrey Engineering
1985 Mechanical engineers SI Group, makers of brewery equipment, was subject to a reverse take-over offer by Kembrey Group, precision engineers but shareholders rejected the deal.
1991 McMurdo Marine launched a range of floating marker and life jackets powered by lithium batteries