2021

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After 56 years in the business, Graham Thomas retired, and Palatine was bought by the Scanwel group. It is now run by Guy Thomas, Kevin Woolcomb and Gary Williams, who…

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2000

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The company built new premises on the Airport Industrial Estate on Laker Road. Maurice Clare retired on his 65th birthday after 15 years in the business.

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1983

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Acquiring the business from the Elwells, Graham Thomas and Maurice Clare became business partners. Palatine Precision became a limited company.

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1966

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Palatine Precision established itself in the Medway towns in Strood, Kent. Specialising in the manufacture of metal edge welded bellows components.

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1965

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Graham Thomas joined the company as a mechanical engineer. John Elwell purchased the welded bellows side of the business, and Graham Thomas and Maurice Clare headed up this new opportunity,…

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Early 1960s

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Elliot Automation, a major player in the defence market (that later became BAE Systems), bought the company and moved the premises to Greenwich, Blackwall Lane. The company was split into…

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Mid 1950s

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Frank Broughton, an engineer, started a company to build bellows sealed valves and fabrications for Calder Hall. The 'Palatine Tool and Engineering Company' was located on Brighton Road, Surbiton, Surrey…

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