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Towler Hydraulics

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of Leeds, England

1967 Thorn Electrical Industries acquired Metal Industries including Towler Brothers[1].

1968 Hydraulic systems.

1969: Acquired interest in Schwelm GmbH, who already had an established range of medium/ low pressure valves and manufactured equipment for the injection moulding and other industries.

1974: Acquired Pressure Dynamics

1974: Acquired Bradford Cylinders Ltd, which specialized in heavy duty and special design cylinders.

1976: Acquired Pratt Precision Hydraulics of Halifax, which focussed on the machine tool and mechanical handling markets.

1981: Acquired the assets of Andrew Fraser and Co Limited, another British company in high pressure hydraulics.

1985 Oilgear acquired Towler Hydraulics forming Oilgear Towler.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 7 August 1967