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Tomkins, the engineering group with 25,000 staff in 23 countries, is to be acquired by a consortium of US private equity firm Onex and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for £2.9bn.
27-Jul-2010


Tomkins has acquired Trion, the US manufacturer of indoor air quality products, from Fedders Corporation for £12m.
23-Jun-2008


Tomkins has sold Stant Corporation, its US-based fuel systems manufacturing business with annual sales of £90m, to private equity firm HIG Capital.
20-Jun-2008


Tomkins has acquired AE Hydraulics, the Singapore-based provider of hydraulic and industrial hose services with annual sales of £7m.
04-Mar-2008


Tomkins has sold Trico Wipers, the US-based manufacturer of automotive wipers, to affiliates of Kohlberg & Company for £55m.
03-Jul-2007


Tomkins has acquired Selkirk Americas, the US manufacturer of venting and air products, in order to expand its Air Systems Components business.
02-Mar-2006


Tomkins has acquired NRG Industries, the US manufacturer of commercial building accessories, for undisclosed terms, in order to expand its Air Systems Components business.
27-Sep-2005


Tomkins has acquired Eifeler Maschinenebau, the German manufacturer of hydraulic tube fittings with annual sales of £19m.
23-Jun-2005


Tomkins has acquired Milcor, the US-based air systems company with 350 staff, from Gibraltar Industries for undisclosed terms.
31-Jan-2005


Tomkins has sold Mayfran International, the US-based manufacturer of material handling equipment, to a US private equity fund.
02-Jun-2004


Tomkins has started recruiting 200 extra staff for its Schrader Electronics business in Antrim, in order to increase production of tyre pressure detectors.
05-Aug-2003


Tomkins is to acquire Stackpole, the Canadian manufacturer of power train components, for £143m.
01-May-2003


Tomkins has sold Milliken Valve, the US-based valve manufacturer, to the Henry Pratt Company for about £5m.
28-Jan-2003


Tomkins has sold Fedco Automotive, the US manufacturer of automotive heater cores, to TransPro for about £5m.
02-Jan-2003


Tomkins has sold Lasco Composites, the manufacturer of fibreglass reinforced panel products, to Crane Co of the US for £30m.
27-May-2002


Tomkins has sold its GCI rubber products business to Rutland Trust for £24m, and the proceeds will be used to reduce debt and fund small acquisitions for its automotive engineering business.
17-May-2002


Tomkins is to create 200 jobs at its Schraders Electronics operation in Northern Ireland over the next three years, having won a £50m contract to supply remote tyre pressure monitoring systems hardware to General Motors.
13-Dec-2001


Tomkins has acquired American Metal Products, the US supplier of residential air systems with almost 1,000 employees, from Masco Corporation for undisclosed terms.
14-Nov-2001


Tomkins has sold its Totectors safety footwear business to UKS Group for £19m.
28-May-2001


Tomkins is to sell its Smith & Wesson gun division to Saf-T-Hammer of the US for £10m.
14-May-2001


Tomkins has sold its UK and US lawnmower operations to Summersong Investment of China for £151m, and the businesses sold include Hayter in Hertfordshire.
09-Oct-2000


Tomkins has agreed to sell its Ranks Hovis McDougall food business to private equity firm Doughty Hanson for about £1.1bn, in order to focus on its engineering business.
21-Jul-2000


Tomkins is to sell Red Wing, the US manufacturer of grocery products, to Ralcorp for £88m.
20-Jun-2000


Tomkins has acquired Hayden's, the Wiltshire-based patisserie maker, for undisclosed terms.
11-Aug-1999


Tomkins has acquired ACD Tridon, the manufacturer of windscreen wiper systems, from Devtek of Canada for £63m.
02-Apr-1999


Tomkins is to sell four Spillers flour mills to Archer-Daniels-Midland of the US for undisclosed terms, in order to comply with a ruling by the Monopolies & Mergers Commission.
01-Apr-1999


Tomkins has acquired Aquatic Industries, the US supplier of whirlpools, for £7.8m.
09-Feb-1999


Tomkins has sold the FH Tomkins Buckle Company to a private investor for undisclosed terms, and is considering plans to sell its garden and leisure products division.
06-Nov-1998


Tomkins has agreed to sell the toe cap business of its Firth Cleveland Engineering division to Dinkie Heel, the footwear component company, for £1.5m.
15-Jul-1998


Tomkins has acquired Le Pain Croustillant, the part-baked frozen bread company, for £44m.
06-May-1998


Tomkins has sold Axis Resources, its IT subsidiary, to management for £18m.
20-Apr-1998


Tomkins has sold its Carriage House Fruit retail operation in California to New West Foods, and the price is expected to exceed the asset value of £8m.
26-Jan-1998


Tomkins has acquired Golden West Foods, the producer of hamburger buns, syrups and ketchup, for £70m.
04-Oct-1997


Tomkins is acquiring Stant Corporation, the US car parts maker, for £372m.
10-Apr-1997


Tomkins has bought Gates Rubber, the US auto components concern, for $1.4bn.
31-Jan-1996