Company timeline: 1990s

News about the company, people and last major order from the Glos. site.

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 1990s.

24/10/1990J N Bancroft & T J Lodge appointed Associate Directors.People newsJohn B
27/11/1991R B Thompson appointed Chairman of the Clayton Group of companies.People newsD7338/1/4/2
24/02/1992F & P wins major order for 1800 tonne aluminium plate stretcher for Egypt.Product newsD7338/10/6/9
29/04/1992Termination of US Agency agreement.Company newsD7338/1/4/2
23/09/1992R Beard appointed Managing Director, (effective 01/11/1992).People newsD7338/1/4/2
25/11/1992L A Spooner resigns, upon retirement (effective 30/11/1992).People newsD7338/1/4/2
21/01/1993F & P wins major order for 16MN Aluminium Extrusion Plant for Syria.Product newsD7338/10/6/9
29/03/1994Motherwell Bridge Group takes over the Clayton Group.Company newsTL
08/07/1994Edwards of Enfield (extrusion handling equipment) is bought by Motherwell Bridge Group.Company newsJohn B
1995Edwards of Enfield closes Enfield offices and transfers business to Glos.Company newsJohn B
1995Fielding & Platt International created by amalgamating Clayton Group companies and Edwards of Enfield.Company newsJohn B
26/10/1995F & P wins major order for 1800 US ton Aluminium Extrusion Press for USA.Product newsJohn B
07/12/1995F&P wins major order for 6MN DDI Press and handling equipment, for Lucas Industries, UK.Product newsJohn B
1996S Watson appointed Financial Director.People newsJohn B
07/05/1997F & P wins major order for 6.5 DDI Plant for South Korea.Product newsJohn B
**/03/1998R Scott moved to USA to manage Edwards Atlanta office, renamed Fielding & Platt International, USA.People newsJohn B
16/03/1998Major order received from Doncasters, Blaenavon, for 200 tonne Ring-Rolling Mill.Product newsJohn B
01/01/1999Reorganisation of group. Fielding & Platt name is dropped as all FPI companies are merged within a division of Motherwell Bridge. To be called MB Material Handling Systems incorporting MB Nuclear and FPI.Company newsJohn B
01/01/1999W Johnson appointed Managing Director of FPI within the reorganised group, operational base transferred from Glos. to Leeds.People newsJohn B
20/01/1999Reduction of Gloucester site commences. Only 40 employees at this time.Company newsCitizen/PR
30/09/1999R Beard resigns and leaves MBMHS.People newsJohn B
17/10/1999Major order received from Howell Metals, Virginia, USA; for 1450 Ton ‘Serck’ press frame and details. (last major order received from the Glos. site).Product newsJohn B


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