Company timeline

Here you can learn about the history of the company from its beginnings in October 1866 to the twenty-first century.

Click on a decade to find out more about the development of the company in that period. Each table is organized chronologically, from the earliest date in the decade to the latest. Where there is more information about an event in the table, click on the hyperlink to learn more about it!

If you have any information and/or documents that you think should be added to the tables, please leave a comment at the bottom of the page to which you would like it added.

Page link: Company timeline: 1870s
Company timeline: 1870s
Hydraulics, railway carriages, and steamboats
Page link: Company timeline: 1880s
Company timeline: 1880s
A swing bridge, an engine powered by town gas, and more.
Page link: Company timeline: 1890s
Company timeline: 1890s
The first hydraulic press for concrete slabs and others.
Page link: Company timeline: 1900s
Company timeline: 1900s
The first vacuum cleaner and people news
Page link: Company timeline: 1910s
Company timeline: 1910s
First extrusion press, heavy oil engine and a fire at the works!
Page link: Company timeline: 1920s
Company timeline: 1920s
News related to a son of one of the founders.
Page link: Company timeline: 1930s
Company timeline: 1930s
Heenan Group acquisition, sale to Petters and more.
Page link: Company timeline: 1940s
Company timeline: 1940s
Appointment of F J Fielding.
Page link: Company timeline: 1960s
Company timeline: 1960s
Lots of news of the company, people and products
Page link: Company timeline: 1970s
Company timeline: 1970s
News about the company, people and products
Page link: Company timeline: 1980s
Company timeline: 1980s
News about the company, people and products
Page link: Company timeline: 1990s
Company timeline: 1990s
News about the company, people and last major order
Page link: Company timeline: 2000s
Company timeline: 2000s
News about the company and people