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Haden MacLellan Holdings

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1987 P. and W. MacLellan, an agricultural parts supplier, was taken over by entrepreneur Philip Ling[1]. The company then acquired Haden Group in a reverse take-over and Haleworth Holdings, both private companies. The new group would be known as Haden MacLellan Holdings.

Made several acquisitions and disposals.

1988 Acquired Butterley Engineering[2]

1990 Acquired Smith Engineering. Developed Drypure, a paint waste recycling system, which proved to be a disappointment commercially[3]

1996 Acquired Industrial Fastener Supplies[4]

1999 Continued fall in business for its painting systems, process engineering and fasteners[5]

2006 Voluntarily wound-up[6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, October 02, 1987
  2. The Times, December 02, 1988
  3. The Times, April 16, 1992
  4. The Times, August 16, 1996
  5. The Times, April 17, 1999
  6. London Gazette 7 July 2006