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March 1968.
September 1968.
November 1968.
May 1969.
May 1969.
June 1969.
June 1969.
October 1973.
October 1975.

Chronology of this group:

of Manchester.

1967 Renold plc was the new name given to Renold Chains.

1974 Increased its manufacturing involvement in the USA by buying a near 100% interest in Atlas Chain and Precision Products, West Pittston, Pennsylvania.[1]

1996 Renold aquired the Holset couplings business in Halifax and renamed the company Renold Hi-Tec Couplings.

In December 1998 Renold acquired Jones and Shipman

In March 2000 Renold acquired Jeffrey Chain Corp., a leading manufacturer of industrial chain in the USA

2007 Renold plc buys Hangzhou Shanshui Chain Co. in China to establish a manufacturing base in low cost economy.

2008 Renold plc acquires controlling interest in L. G. Balakrishnan chain manufacturing company in India

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1974/06/13
  • [1] Company web site