The Full Wiki

More info on Laird plc

Laird plc: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Laird Group
Type Public (LSE: LRD)
Founded 1824
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people Nigel Keen Chairman
Peter Hill CEO
Industry Electronics
Revenue £635.3 million (2008)
Operating income £36.8 million (2008)
Net income £14.3 million (2008)
Website www.laird-plc.com

Laird plc (LSE: LRD) is a leading British-based electronics and technology business. It is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

Contents

History

The company was founded by John Laird in 1824 as Birkenhead Ironworks in Liverpool.[1] It launched its first ship in 1840.[1] In 1903 it merged with Charles Cammell & Company Limited and, as Cammell Laird, went on to build numerous ships for the Royal Navy.[1] In 1976 its transport division, which traded as Metro-Cammell, secured a major order to build mass transit railway carriages for the Hong Kong Mass Transit System.[2]

In the 1977 its shipbuilding business was nationalised[2] and in 1989 it disposed of its mass transit railway activities.[3] In the 1980s it moved into security products and in the 1994 into electronics.[4] In 2000 it disposed of its automotive industry activities[5] and more recently, in 2007, it disposed of its security business.[6] In 2008 it changed its name from Laird Group PLC to Laird PLC.[7]

Operations

The company has operations organised as follows:

  • Antenna and wireless systems
  • Electronic components and systems

References

External links

Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message