|Successor||Rolls Royce plc|
|Headquarters||Newcastle, England, UK|
Terry Harrison, (Chairman)|
Dr Robert Hawley, (Managing Director)
|Industry||Engineering, Power Generation, Power Transmission, Power Distribution & Material Handling|
The company was established by way of a merger between Clarke Chapman and Reyrolle Parsons in 1977. They manufactured cranes (Clarke Chapman), switchgear (A. Reyrolle & Company) and turbines (C.A. Parsons and Company).
In 1978 NEI took over the crane and excavator manufacturing firm of Thomas Smith & Sons (Rodley) Ltd from Leeds.
In 1981 the company acquired Amalgamated Power Engineering ('APE'), a leading manufacturer of engines. APE was itself the result of a merger in 1968 of W.H. Allen (founded in 1880 and based in Bedford) and Crossley Engines (founded in 1867 and based in Manchester).
Northern Engineering Industries was led through much of its existence by Sir Duncan McDonald, first as Group Managing Director (1977 to 1980) and then as Chairman (1980 to 1986) and by Sir Terrence Harrison first as Chief Executive (1983 to 1986) and then as Chairman (1986 to 1989).
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