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Oct 1960.
Oct 1962.
Oct 1966.

Vitafoam Ltd. of Automobile Products Division, of Don Mill, Middleton, Manchester.

Subsidiary of British Vita Co.

1949 Vitafoam was founded by Norman Grimshaw at Glen Mill, Oldham.

1955 The Don Mill, Middleton was acquired.

1962 Acquired Marsden, Harcombe and Co.[1]

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Foam.[2]

1967 Acquired McCrae and Drew.[3]

1968 Acquired Cooper Plastic Foams Ltd., maker of foam underlays, from Cooper and Co (Birmingham).[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, November 26, 1962
  2. 1963 Motor Show
  3. The Times, March 7, 1969
  4. The Times, January 24, 1968