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Engineering - 1996
GEI International has sold its Sanderson Kayser steel finishing operation to Timken of the US for £5m.
Eurovein is selling its Surface Treatment Division to US Filter for about £13m, and is changing its name from Eurovein to Tyzack Precision.
ASW has sold its metals recycling division to Philip Environmental of Canada for £33m, and is also planning to cut 200 jobs in the UK and France as part of a reorganisation.
BICC is planning a £25m expansion at its high voltage cable plant in Erith, Kent, in order to make undersea power cables, creating up to 60 jobs.
Burnfield is acquiring LDS, the vibration equipment company, for £24m.
Vector Industries has acquired 15 engineering businesses from Caradon for about £200m, leaving Caradon free to focus on building products.
BBA Group is acquiring International Airmotive, the US engine overhaul and aircraft servicing company, for £176m, in a move which will make aviation a core activity for the engineering group.
Babcock International is acquiring the Rosyth Royal Dockyard in Scotland for up to £25m, having secured orders from the Ministry of Defence worth about £1bn.
IMI has acquired ISI Automation, the US fluid power business, for £89m, a move which will help it boost sales of existing products to US automotive manufacturers.
Bodycote International has acquired Bruken, the Swedish heat treatment group, for £57m.
Bullough has sold Reznor, its industrial heating business, to Thomas & Betts of the US for about £9.7m.
Eurotherm is acquiring Viatran, the US maker of electromechanical pressure transducers, for £6.9m.
Smiths Industries has acquired Leland Electronics, the US maker of electrical power generators, for £19m.
Hall Engineering is buying Cardiff Wire from ASW Holdings for up to £5.9m.
Cookson is acquiring GRP, the US maker of fused cast refractory materials, for undisclosed terms.
Eliza Tinsley is acquiring Evenwood Engineering and GR Smithson to expand its services to farming and building suppliers, for a combined total of over £5m.
Vacu-Blast Group, the air-blasting and composites machinery concern, has been bought by a management team from BTR for £6m.
Fiamm of Italy is to build a £10.5m battery factory near Newport in south Wales, creating over 200 jobs.
US Filter has acquired the process equipment division of United Utilities for £125m.
TI Group is planning to acquire Forsheda, the Swedish maker of pipe sealing systems, for £189m, a move which will double the size of TI's polymer engineering business.
Schroder Ventures has acquired Precision Industries, the maker of measuring equipment, from Rank Organisation for £72m.
Bodycote International has acquired Taussig Associates of Chicago, the operator of metallurgical testing laboratories, for up to $6.1m.
Thermal Engineering International has bought Senior Engineering's thermal engineering business for £28m.
Alcan of Canada is to upgrade its Lynemouth aluminium smelter in Northumberland at a cost of £50m, with the creation of about 150 jobs.
Clyde Blowers has acquired two soot-blowing equipment companies from Deutsche Babcock Group for £17m - Bergemann Germany and Bergemann USA.
Middlesex Holdings is acquiring Wolff Steel, the international steel trading concern, for £3.8m.
Adwest has sold three power systems companies for £8m - Abbott Electronics was sold to XCEL Corp of the US, Air-Log went to EIS, and Ross Courtenay Cirencester went to a management buy-out.
FKI has acquired the Hawker Siddeley electric power group from BTR for £182m, and has said it will stop making locomotives at Hawker Siddley's Brush subsidiary in order to focus on products for power generation.
Zellweger Luwa of Switzerland has acquired Neotronics Technology, the analytical instruments concern, for £23m.
JCB is to build a new factory to make transmissions at its Wrexham site, with the creation of 300 jobs.
Cirqual is buying Wollaston, the specialist engineer, for up to £11m.
Cruden Bay is acquiring Kenton Utilities & Developments for £21m, and will follow it up with further acquisitions as it converts from an investment trust into an engineering services company.
Fairey Group is acquiring Fusion UV Systems, the US ultraviolet curing systems company, for £81m.
Mackie International is planning a £13.6m foundry in west Belfast.
McKechnie has bought Dzus International, the fastener maker, for £15m.
TI Group is buying Alcan Aluminio do Brasil, the refrigeration components company, for £15.5m, in a move which will enable it to use Alcan's advanced evaporator systems.
T&N has sold AE Turbine Components, the aerospace business, to Precision Castings of Oregon for £41m.
Haden MacLellan has sold Duport Harper Foundries to a management team for £10.4m.
Siebe has acquired Controlli, the Italian maker of valves and controls, for £9.4m.
T&N is acquiring the US piston rings business of Cummins for undisclosed terms.
BTR has acquired Vogt Valves of Kentucky, the maker of low-pressure valves for process industries, for £20m from Henry Vogt Machine Company.
Whessoe is buying AG Marvac, the supplier of vapour control products to the petrochemical industry, for £2.7m.
Flare Group is to buy Gibbons Refractories, the maker of bricks for kilns, for £4.5m.
Schroder Ventures is acquiring Lister-Petter, the diesel engine subsidiary of BTR, for £80m.
Littelfuse, the US-owned maker of circuit protection devices, is to move to a new factory in Washington, Tyne & Wear, creating 110 new jobs.
TransTec is buying BSK, the Midlands-based machinist, for £42m.
Renold has acquired Holset Engineering, the coupling maker, from Cummins UK for £3.5m.
Wellman is selling its specialist engineering business to a management buy-in, set up by Candover Partners, for £17.4m.
FG Wilson is setting up a joint venture with Caterpillar of the US to make diesel generating sets at its Larne, Northern Ireland, plant creating 1,500 jobs.
Matsuura of Japan is to spend £10.7m on its planned machine tool factory in Coalville near Leicester, creating 125 jobs.
Copeland of the US is to build a £33m plant in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, to make compressors, creating 300 jobs.
Wyko is acquiring Swan Bearing Factors, the distributor of power transmission components, for up to £4.2m.
Coats Viyella's Dynacast subsidiary is to build a £5m plastics moulding plant in Cwm Cynon, South Wales, creating 130 jobs.
Williams Holdings has bought the Sicli Group, the French fire protection and rescue vehicle concern, for £175m.
British Aerospace Australia is to buy the armoured vehicle operation of Shorts for undisclosed terms.
British Aerospace is forming a joint venture with Lagardere Group of France called Matra BAe Dynamics, which will be the biggest missile maker in Europe.
Hall Engineering is selling its metal stockholding operation to Hallco 68, a newly-formed company, for £21m.
Norcros has bought four adhesives businesses from BTR for £27m - Dunlop Adhesives, and the remaining stakes in Building Adhesives, TAL, and Australian Building Adhesives.
Rubicon Group's aluminium alloys operation has been bought by management for £7.4m.
Kitigawa of Japan is investing £4.5m to increase production of handling systems for machine tools at its factory in Salisbury.
Fiat and Cummins are to set up a $100m centre near London to develop fuel-efficient engines for tractors, trucks and buses, employing about 60 engineers.
PressTech Controls, the maker of control equipment for the printing sector, has been sold to management by Harnischfeger Industries of the US for £9m.
Heller of Germany is planning a £15m investment at its Redditch machine tool factory, creating 300 new jobs over the next five years.
Siebe is acquiring ERO Electronic, the Milan-based controls maker, for £18.5m.
Marshalls has sold Marshalls Hard Metals, Halco Drilling, Marshalls Drilling and Halifax Tool Company to a management buy-in for £16m.
BTR has sold Plascoat International and Plascoat Coatings, its plastics processing operations, to a management buy-out for £30m.
Six South Korean companies are investing over £15m in setting up UK plants to supply parts to Samsung's electronics plant in the north east, with locations including Cleveland, Durham, Hartlepool and South Yorkshire.
Giddings & Lewis of the US has selected its Knowsley plant on Merseyside as the European base for manufacturing a new range of tool, called the Ram machining centre, which will create 50 new jobs.
Smiths Industries is acquiring Air Movement, the ventilation equipment concern, for £47m, and Adaptaflex, the conduits maker, for £21m.
British Aerospace has acquired AWA Defence Industries of Australia for £27.6m.
Siebe is to acquire Unitech, the electronic controls concern, for £520m, thus creating the world's largest company in the sector.
United Industries is buying Helical Spring, the Lancashire spring maker, for £950k.
Unit Press, the underseat mechanisms maker, has been sold by Calderburn to a management buy-out for £7m.
YG-1 of South Korea is planning an end-mill cutting equipment plant in Belfast, creating 230 jobs.
Thomas Walter, the printed circuit board company, has been sold to management for £16m.
Symonds Engineering is acquiring Zlin, the printed circuit board company, for £11.5m.
Sulzer of Switzerland is to transfer pump manufacturing capacity from Switzerland and Germany to its Leeds site, where costs per employee are lower.
Haden MacLellan has bought IFS, the industrial fasteners concern, for £12m, in order to increase its presence in the north of England.
Yamasaki Mazak of Japan is planning a 20% capacity increase at its Worcester machine tools plant, creating 50 extra jobs.
Simon Engineering has sold SPT, Robertson Research Australia and Robertson Research International, as well as stakes in two Indonesian joint ventures, to Robertson Research Holdings, a company 49.9% owned by Simon Engineering Finance.
McKechnie has acquired Plexicor Australia, the thermoforming and painting concern, for £14m.
Quadramatic is paying up to £10.2m to acquire Controls and Automation, the temperature controllers manufacturer.
Siebe is selling Barber-Colman Motors, its US electrical motors operation, to Jordan Industries for £13m.
Babcock International's process engineering division has won a number of new orders which will create up to 350 jobs at plants in Teesside and Crawley.
GEI International has bought Turbo Systems, the maker of process machinery for the food industry, from United Industries for £2m.
BTR is to buy GenCorp's anti-vibration business in the US for $100m, as a step towards becoming a global company in auto components.
Haden MacLellan, the engineering concern, has bought Brandt Filtration Group of Atlanta, Georgia, for $3m.
Fiamm of Italy has bought Oakdale's battery factory in Crumlin, Gwent, from the receivers, and plans to create 50 jobs.
Halla of South Korea is to build a £17m lift truck and earth moving machinery factory at Merthyr Tydfil, creating over 300 jobs.
Hay Hall Group has bought three engineering businesses from TI - TI Desford Tubes, Hollow Extrusions and TI Matrix Engineering.
Siebe, the Berkshire engineering concern, has won £50m of control systems orders, and will be taking on 350 graduate systems and applications engineers around the world.
Hampson Industries is to buy Brookside Metal Company for £5.8m so that it will rely less on the automotive sector.
Fenner has acquired Wiechmann Technische Ijzerhandel's power transmission distribution business in the Netherlands.
Fairey Group is acquiring Particle Measuring Systems, the US contamination equipment concern, for $75m.
Bryan Donkin's gas controls activities have been sold by Hopkinsons Group to RMG Regel & Messtechnik of Germany.
Charles Baynes has bought Amsco, the US valves maker, for $8m.