The Clow Group is still a family run business and is continues to expand and export worldwide.
The Clow Group Ltd. is granted a Royal Warrant as Manufacturers of Access Equipment to Her Majesty the Queen.
Cameron Clow, fourth generation, takes over as Managing Director of Clow Group. Douglas Clow becomes Chairman of the Clow Group.
Expansion of the Cradley Heath factory with the addition of an extra 30,000ft2 providing increased production and storage capabilities.
New premises are purchased in Belfast, Northern Ireland providing an ideal location close to the docks and main commercial trading area.
New office and warehouse facilities established in Glasgow providing over 100,000ft2 of office and factory space.
Work commences on the new Glassfibre Ladder production facility in Glasgow.
Development and manufacture of the Clow Aluglas Ladder, comprising of glassfibre stiles and aluminium rungs.
Acquisition of Drew Clark Ladder Manufacturers in Leyton, London.
Clow Group Ltd. is formed, incorporating factories in Glasgow, Walshall, London and Belfast in addition to a depot in Dublin.
Acquisition of the Timballoy Ladder Co., manufacturers of aluminium ladders and steps, Wombourne, West Midlands.
Acquisition of Hardlife Ladders, manufacturers of aluminium ladders and steps, Stourport in Severn.
W.J.Clow & Company are awarded the John Logie Baird Award for Innovation in recognition of their development of the Clow Euroglas All-Fibreglass Ladder.
Acquisition of Quarryknowe Fabricators Ltd., (manufacturers of stainless steel ladders), and McCall Munro & Co. Ltd., lift car manufacturers.
Acquisition of Dodd, Taylor & Gunn, Ironmongers, Glasgow.
Acquisition of McLean Buchanan & Co. Ltd., lift car manufacturers, Glasgow.
W.J.Clow (Midlands) Ltd. is formed in Walsall, West Midlands specialising in the manufacture of aluminium ladders and steps.
Douglas Clow, grandson of the founder William J. Clow, takes over as Managing Director after the tragic death of William Clow. The company now undergoes considerable expansion particularly within the engineering division where a number of large scale engineering projects are commissioned including Forth Road Bridge works and a wide range of Network Rail station projects.
W.J.Clow (Ireland) is formed and a depot is opened in Jennymount Industrial Estate in Dublin.
W.J. Clow & Company open a new ladder assembly factory in Belfast to supply and support the growing market in Ireland.
W.J.Clow and Company become the UK's first manufacturers of glassfibre ladders.
These are manufactured at the Glasgow ladder factory together with W.J. Clow & Company's range of high quality timber ladders and steps, aluminium steps and trestles and steel trestles and towers.
In 1975 the company buys the John Lyle Carpet Factory premises at 185 Broad Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow. This provides an additional 70,000ft2 of space and is where the company headquarters are still located.