Mergers and Takeovers 1960 - Present
Previous decades had seen the controls and rationing of wartime Britain gradually removed. Prosperity increased and people were able to buy an expanding range of consumer goods. British companies faced competition from overseas leading to inevitable mergers.
The 1960s saw the post war baby-boom generation come of age, complete with new expectations and aims for life. Previous decades had seen the controls and rationing of wartime Britain gradually removed.Find out more
Since the introduction of the wide frame in the late eighteenth century, the traditional fully-fashioned sector of the knitting industry faced competition from cheaper products.Find out more
British companies, since the nineteenth century, had faced increasing competition from overseas. Germany, Italy, the USA, and other countries with growing knitting industries, started to impact on the sales made by British manufacturers.Find out more
The 1950s was a busy decade for the British knitting machine building industry as companies replaced old worn out machines and invested in new machines.Find out more