William Adams and Company Limited

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Corporate body

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William Adams and Company Limited

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Description area

Dates of existence

1884 - 1983


Founded in 1884, the company was formed to take over the original firm of William Adams & Company, wholesaler and distributor for construction equipment and engineering industries. Incorporated in New South Wales on 5 September 1912 William Adams and Company Limited soon became one of Australia's leading distributor's of steel and aluminium, machine tools, power transmission equipment, earthmoving and materials handling equipment, facsimile transceivers and telephone answering equipment. Following a successful bid by Tubemakers of Australia Limited, the company was removed from the Stock Exchange on 7 December 1983.



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Functions, occupations and activities

machinery and equipment manufacturing; machinery and equipment wholesaling

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description on 26 August 2011




www.delisted.com.au (accessed on 26 August 2011)
Jobson's Book of Public Companies of Australia and New Zealand

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