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Ring plc

1995 Graystone acquired the Ring Group, supplier of automotive parts and consumer lighting products[1]

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[2]

By 2007 Ring Ltd was concentrated on lighting products; it was owner by Catalina Lighting Group of Miami[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times June 8, 1995
  2. 1999 Annual report
  3. 2007 Annual report