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October 1951.
October 1975.

of Wallasey

1873 Company founded.

1880 Private company.

1901 Company made public.

1901 Name changed to Gandy Belt Manufacturing Co Ltd.

1947 Name changed to Gandy Ltd.

1961 Manufacturers of medicine belting, including plastic coated conveyor belting; solid woven cotton belting, brake and clutch linings (automotive and industrial) in all forms, both woven and moulded;; fuel pump couplings; pedal pads. 418 employees.

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Brake and clutch linings and other components.

1973 Acquired by Allied Polymer Group[1]

1977 Allied Polymer was acquired by BTR

1978 Armstrong Equipment acquired the friction materials business of Gandy, part of BTR[2].

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 20, 1973
  2. The Times, Apr 18, 1978