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Raleigh Industries

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November 1955. Raleigh, Rudge, Humber, Triumph.

1934 Formation of Raleigh Industries, formerly Raleigh Cycle Co

1959 Joint venture companies formed with some of the overseas operations of Tube Investments to cope with over-capacity [1].

1959 Raleigh Industries acquired the saddle interests of J B Brooks Industries, a company with which Raleigh had had a close working relationship for many years[2]

1960 Tube Investments acquired Raleigh Industries. The board of Raleigh, enlarged with a director of TI and the MD of British Cycle Corporation, would control all cycle, component and motorized activities of the TI group[3]. 2500 models being made by the group for the home market[4].

Early 1960s: at some point, TI/Raleigh turned down the opportunity of making the Moulton folding cycle [5].

1967 Acquired Moulton Bicycles and Cox and Co (Watford)

1987 TI sold Raleigh[6] to Derby International.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 4 December 1959
  2. The Times, Dec 08, 1959
  3. The Times, 16 November 1960
  4. The Times, 3 December 1963
  5. The Times, 3 December 1963
  6. The Times, May 23, 1987