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History of the Senior plc Group

The Senior plc group traces its history back to the 19th century. The business has changed significantly since that time into an international manufacturing group that designs, produces and markets high technology components and systems for the principal original equipment manufacturers in the worldwide civil aerospace, defence, diesel engine, exhaust system and energy markets.

Set out below are some of key events in the Group's history:

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1933

Senior Economisers Limited was incorporated when a few employees of Green's Economisers Limited, including Senior's first Chairman, David Lycett Green, set up in opposition.

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1947

Senior Economisers Limited became a public company and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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1958

Acquired Senior Hargreaves Limited (formerly called Henry Hargreaves & Sons).

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1966

Senior Economisers Limited changed its name to Senior Economisers (Holdings) Limited.

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1970

Senior Economisers (Holdings) Ltd was renamed Senior Engineering Group Limited.

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1982

Senior Engineering Group Limited re-registered as Senior Engineering Group plc.

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1983

Senior acquired Green's Economiser Group plc.

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1991

Senior Calorstat SAS (formerly called Calorstat Industries SA) joined the group.

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1992

Senior Automotive Bartlett with its operations near Chicago, Illinois, became part of Senior with the acquisition of Flexonics, Inc and its subsidiary Senior Operations (Canada) Limited (formerly called Flexonics Limited). Senior Automotive Crumlin, South Wales, established.

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1994

Acquired Senior Berghofer GmbH (formerly named Christian Berghofer & Co KG) and Senior Aerospace Metal Bellows (formerly the Metal Bellows business of Parker Hannifin Corp.).

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1995

Acquisition of the Stainless Steel Products business (now known as Senior Aerospace SSP, based at Burbank, California) and Ermeto-Hydexco SA in France (now known as Senior Automotive Blois and Senior Aerospace Ermeto).

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1997

Sold the original economiser business upon the commencement of the Industrial disposal programme. Acquired the business of Senior Aerospace Ketema, based in San Diego, California. A South African automotive business is established in Cape Town.

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1998

Acquired Senior Aerospace Bosman B.V. (formerly called Bosman Powersource Support BV). Gained control of Senior India Private Limited (formerly called Inalsa Flexonics Limited). Acquisition of share capital of Senior Aerospace Jet Products (formerly called Jet Products Corporation). Brazilian automotive business is established.

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1999

The holding company changed its name from Senior Engineering Group plc to Senior plc. Acquired the entire issued share capital of Senior Flexonics Pathway (formerly called Pathway Bellows Inc.). Acquired Senior Aerospace BWT, Senior Aerospace Bird Bellows, and Senior Aerospace Composites, as part of the purchase of the Aerospace Ducting Division of Cork Industries Limited.

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2000

A new automotive factory at Olomouc, Czech Republic is built. Strategy implemented to focus the Group primarily on the Aerospace and Automotive sectors. Commenced the disposal of various industrial businesses

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2004

Completed the Industrial disposal programme which concluded the re-focusing of the Group as an international manufacturing group supplying to the original equipment producers in the worldwide aerospace and automotive markets.

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2006

Acquired Sterling Machine Co., Inc. and Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies, Inc.

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2007

Acquired Absolute Manufacturing, Inc.

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2008

Acquired Capo Industries, Inc.

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2010

Acquired WahlcoMetroflex, Inc.

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2011

Acquired Damar Machine Company, Weston EU and Weston SEA

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2012

Sold Senior Hargreaves Limited to M+W Group. Acquired GAMFG Precision, LLC.

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2013

Acquired Atlas Composites Limited and Thermal Engineering Limited.

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2014

Acquired UPECA Technologies Sdn. Bhd.

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