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Projectile and Engineering Co

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February 1907.
March 1907.
April 1907.
April 1907.
Injection Moulding Press for Thermoplastics.
November 1953.
September 1954.
October 1956.
October 1959.
Oct 1960.
April 1962.

of Thessaly Road, London

of Acre Street, Battersea, London (1953)

1889 Company founded.

1902 Public company formed as Projectile Co (1902). The Projectile Co (1902) was registered on 20 January, to acquire the business of a company of almost similar title, manufacturing shells and projectiles of all classes. [1]

1919 Name changed.

1946 Imre Gaspar joined the company as chief designer[2]

1953 Makers of Chassis Frames, Axles, Steel Pressings, etc.

Became a leading supplier of plastics machinery under the brand name PECO

1961 Manufacturers of shells and other projectiles, motor car axles and frames, plastic moulding machines, and die-casting machines. 1,000 employees. [3]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Front suspension and engine cross members etc. [4]

1965 Acquired by GKN; Imre Gaspar became managing director.

1969 The company was relocated to Wolverhampton

1970 GKN formed a plastics machinery subsidiary GKN Windsor, which would include the machinery interests of R. H. Windsor and the Peco division of GKN Machinery[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  2. The Times, Aug 14, 1985
  3. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  4. 1963 Motor Show
  5. The Times, Jan 14, 1970