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Kosset Carpets

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March 1960.
November 1963.
November 1963.

of Bradford

1955 Five companies founded Tufted Carpets Ltd[1] whose products would be sold as Kosset Carpets[2] - the companies were Carpet Manufacturing Co, John Crossley-Carpet Trade Holdings, Brintons, James Templeton, T. Bond Worth[3]

1956 Factory at Brighouse acquired to make the new fabric[4]

By 1965, Thomas Bond Worth had ended its association with Kosset[5]

1968 John Crossley-Carpet Trades Holdings Ltd of Halifax and the Carpet Manufacturing Co Ltd of Kidderminster bought out the interests of their other 2 partners[6]

1969 Carpets International was formed by the merger of John Crossley-Carpet Trades Holdings Ltd and the Carpet Manufacturing Co Ltd and the consolidation of their interests in Kosset Carpets Ltd[7].

1985 Kosset was acquired by John Crowther which was then acquired by Coloroll in 1988

1990 Management buyout after Coloroll's collapse[8]

1991 Acquired brand name, designs rights and some of the plant and machinery from Crossley Carpets[9]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, May 04, 1955
  2. The Times, Apr 25, 1958
  3. The Times, Sep 21, 1955
  4. The Times, May 04, 1956
  5. The Times, Aug 03, 1965
  6. The Times, Jun 27, 1968
  7. The Times (London, England), Friday, Jun 05, 1970
  8. The Times, July 31, 1990
  9. The Times, January 08, 1991