3rd September 2019

Carol’s new finds:

The card on the top is early; c.late 1940s-early 1950s. The lower cards date late 1950s-early 1960s.

From business magazines in Trove:

1958 Beutron (Australia) Ltd was exporting to Canada.

1963 Their South African factory was opening. They also had factories in New Zealand and Hong Kong.  F.W. Williams Holdings Ltd bought a 50 percent interest in Beutron Australia and made a cash offer for General Plastics. (see below)

The Bulletin, 30th May 1964.

1965 F.W.Williams returned no dividend from Beutron.

1966 F.W. Williams made losses from Beutron and other holdings.

1968 Pioneer Concrete has taken over F.W.Williams and so now owns 50 percent of Beutron (Aust) Ltd. Marshall Ney and his son David are still directors.

1969 Pioneer Concrete sells its interest in Beutron “for a substantial cash profit’.

2001  J. Leutenegger  acquires Beutron.

2 thoughts on “3rd September 2019

  1. Carol Fenselau

    Thanks Cathy for all the information on Beutron. I am wondering what happened to G. Herring!?
    Burns Philp must have had many buisinesses in their clutches, as I mostly think of them in shipping and transport.

    1. abuttonadmin Post author

      The name changed from G.Herring Pty ltd to Beutron (Australia) Limited at the time of the change in 50% ownership from Burns Philp to F.W. Williams.


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