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Historical Milestones

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2008

The Clow Group Ltd. granted a Royal Warrant as Manufacturers of Access Equipment to Her Majesty the Queen.

2005

Expansion of Cradley Heath factory with the addition of an extra 30,000 square feet providing increased production and storage capabilities.

2001

New premises in Belfast, Northern Ireland located close to the docks and main commercial trading area.

2000

New office and warehouse facilities established in Glasgow providing over 100,00 square feet of office and factory space.

1999

Work commenced on the new Glassfibre Ladder Factory in Glasgow.

1998

Development and manufacture of the Aluglas ladder, comprising of glassfibre stiles and aluminium rungs.

1998

Aquisition of Drew Clark Ladder Manufacturers - by Royal Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, Manufacturers of Ladders, Drew Clark Ltd.

1997

The Clow Group Ltd. was formed, incorporating factories in Glasgow, Walsall, London and Belfast in addition to a depot in Dublin.

1995

Aquisition of Timballoy Ladder Co., manufacturers of aluminium ladders and steps, Wombourne, West Midlands.

1992

Aquisition of Hardlife Ladders, manufacturers of aluminium ladders and steps, Stourport on Severn.

1989

Aquisition of McCall Munro & Co. Ltd., lift car manufacturers.

1989

Aquisition of Quarryknowe Fabricators Ltd., manufacturers of stainless steel ladders.

1988

Aquisition of Dodd, Taylor & Gunn, Ironmongers, Glasgow.

1986

Aquisition of McLean Buchanan & Co. Ltd., lift car manufacturers.

1982

W.J. Clow (Midlands) Ltd. was founded in Walsall, W. Midlands, manufacturing aluminium ladders and steps.  

1980

Mr Douglas Clow, third generation, took over as Managing Director.

1978

W.J.Clow (Ireland) was founded.

1977

A new assembly factory was opened in Belfast.

1976

The first Glassfibre Ladder was made in the Glasgow factory.

1975

A new 70,000 sq. ft. factory was bought in Broad Street, Glasgow where aluminium trestles and steps were manufactured in addition to the original wood ladders, steps and steel trestles and towers.

1952

Steel trestles and towers were manufactured in the Glasgow ladder factory.

1930

A ladder assembly factory was opened in Dublin and run by the son of the founder.

1913

W.J. Clow was founded by William J. Clow, the grandfather of the present chairman in March of this year. He started manufacturing wooden steps and ladders in the city of Glasgow.

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