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1938 Company founded by Albert Redman who developed a new way of forming bumpers for cars using hydraulic roll forming.
Post-WWII Concentrated on development of machine tools
Produced interchangeable press tool units under the Unitool brand name
1964 Public placing of shares in Redman Tools on the Birmingham Stock Exchange
1965 The company's custom tools were used by most motor manufacturers in Britain and Europe
c.1966 Acquired family-owned company of Broughton, maker of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders and electronic controls, with factories at King's Norton and Hockley