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Rotork Controls

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Manufacturer of Electric, Pneumatic & Hydraulic Valve Actuators and associated Control Systems, Valve Gearboxes and Valve Accessories and Precision Control Instruments

1968 Rotork Engineering Co was introduced to the London Stock Exchange and the company name was changed to Rotork Controls Ltd.

1970 Opened a manufacturing plant in Maryland, to supply American oil companies and the American nuclear power industry

1972 The quoted company was renamed Rotork; Rotork Controls was a subsidiary of Rotork when it acquired the Cybac Actuator division of Lucas[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Jun 08, 1972