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Rockwell Standard division of North American Rockwell
1958 Rockwell Spring and Axle Co was renamed Rockwell Standard Corporation, one of the largest suppliers of parts to the vehicle industry. It produced a wide variety of automobile parts, such as transmissions, gears, springs, bumpers, and especially axles for lorries, buses, streetcars, tractors and other motorized vehicles.
It then purchased or merged with Miehle-Goss-Dexter, the largest supplier of printing presses
1972 Acquired the Pressings Division of John Thompson. The Ettingshall factory employed about 1000 at that time. Rockwell had recently purchased Maudslay Motor Co of Alcester from Leyland Motors; the Pressings Division supplied axle castings to Maudslay .
1973 Acquired Collins Radio, a major avionics supplier.
1973 acquired Admiral Radio and TV