1997 After a profit warning and failure of a bid for the company, the chairman of Graystone resigned.
1997/8 Disposed of the engineering businesses
1998 Name changed to Ring plc; moved head office from Wilmslow to Leeds.
1999 The company was a distribution company, focussed on lighting, automotive and consumer businesses. Acquired PH Products Ltd and Arctic Products Ltd
By 2007 Ring Ltd was concentrated on lighting products; it was owner by Catalina Lighting Group of Miami