Company timeline: 1930s

Heenan Group acquisition, sale to Petters and more.

More information will be added to this list in due course. 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.

Click here to see a list of high-value orders taken by the company in the 1930s.

1932Death of John Fielding (last surviving son of the founder Samuel Fielding).People newsD5926/1 (Centenary Book)
1937Fielding & Platt was acquired by the Heenan Group (based in Worcester).Company newsNational Archives
1937-1938From 21 Oct ’37-29 Dec ’38 a series of original correspondence exists between F&P and Petters recording the purchase of the oil/gas engine side of the business.Company newsD7338/1/8/3
1937-1938F & P acquired by Brush Electrical Co.  (This is NOT correct, there are no company records confirming  this acquisition – John B)Company newsGrace’s Guide
1939Heenan & Froude acquired the assets of F & P.Company NewsGrace’s Guide
1939Rights to manufacture oil engines acquired by Petters (wholly owned by Brush Electrical Co.) Fielding continued to manufacture oil engines from time to time.Company newsD5926/1 (Centenary Book)
03/09/1939Britain declares war on Germany.Start of WW2


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