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Quinton Hazell

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October 1972.

of Colwyn Bay, manufacturer of automotive components.

of Leamington Spa and Coventry

1960 Flotation of shares[1]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Multiple types of car parts.[2]

1968 Acquired Kerry Group; name changed to Quinton Hazell (Holdings) Ltd[3]

1969 Sold Kerry Machine Tools to Rogers and Jackson, part of the Owen Engineering Group[4]

1969 Acquired 2 companies from Cope Allman and Co

1971 Purchased an empty factory at Redditch, previously owned by BSA, which would provide double the capacity of the Colwyn Bay plant, in order to take advantage of opportunities expected from joining the Common Market[5]; also acquired several small distribution companies.

1972 Based in Leamington Spa; acquired a factory in Preston to make vehicle exhausts; expansion into the DIY trade[6]

1972 Taken-over by Burmah Oil Co after boardroom split and a higher offer[7]

1982 Burmah announced its intention to sell the company[8]

1985 Some parts of Quinton Hazell had been sold[9]

1986 Quinton Hazell had been sold[10] to a management buyout which was renamed Partco

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Jul 15, 1960
  2. 1963 Motor Show
  3. The Times, Aug 26, 1968
  4. The Times, Sep 16, 1969
  5. The Times (London, England), Friday, Jul 30, 1971
  6. The Times, Feb 16, 1972
  7. The Times, Nov 30, 1972
  8. The Times, Jan 15, 1982
  9. The Times, Sep 13, 1985
  10. The Times, August 12, 1986