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Otter Controls

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May 1961.
July 1962.
October 1962.

Otter Controls Ltd. of Buxton.

Company founded by Eric Taylor

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Thermostats.[1]

1971 After Eric Taylor's death, his son John Crawshaw Taylor took over the company. He focussed on the subsidiary Castletown Thermostats

1979 Castletown Thermostats and Otter Controls were separated into independent companies, with John Taylor becoming Chairman of Castletown.

1981 Castletown Thermostats changed its name to Strix Ltd

1984 Eddie Davies was appointed as Chief Executive of Strix, with Taylor remaining as Chairman.

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