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P. C. Henderson

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Dec 1921.
Dec 1921.
October 1922.
March 1958.
June 1961.

P. C. Henderson of Romford; of West Bank Works, Barking, E.

1921 Company founded.

1937 Manufacturers of sliding and folding door gear. "College" Door Gear. "Mansion" Door Gear. "Tangent" Door Gear. [1]

1950 Public company to acquired Henderson Sliding Door Gear Ltd (previously P C Henderson)[2]

1961 Manufacturers of sliding door gear. 200 employees. [3]

1972 Had established subsidiaries in Scandinavia and France; acquired Dennison Kett, makers of fire doors and shutters, with factories in London and Bristol[4]

1978 Acquired Shutter Contractors of Enfield, whose roller doors replaced the company's existing products[5]

1982 Acquired Normand Electrical Holdings, maker of electric motors and gearboxes, a supplier of Hendersons[6], and County Home Improvements, maker of wooden doors[7]

1983 Henderson Access Control Systems bought CIC, a US security business[8]

1985 Henderson Group's, P C Henderson company, acquired Abru Holdings, ladder maker of Launceston, Cornwall[9]

1987 FKI Electricals acquired Normand Electrical from Henderson Group, which would concentrate on manufacturing garage doors, aluminium ladders and security systems[10]

1988 Hepworth Ceramics acquired Henderson Group, garage door manufacturers[11]

1992 New factory opened at Bowburn, County Durham[12]

1992 Hepworth introduced new products at its Bowburn factory

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Sources of Information

  1. 1937 The Aeroplane Directory of the Aviation and Allied Industries
  2. The Times, May 16, 1950
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  4. The Times, Nov 17, 1972
  5. The Times, May 10, 1978
  6. The Times, Feb 04, 1982
  7. The Times, Oct 28, 1982
  8. The Times, Feb 17, 1983
  9. The Times, Feb 20, 1985
  10. The Times, April 30, 1987
  11. The Times, February 26, 1988
  12. The Times, April 09, 1992