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Braithwaite & Co. Ltd. owes its origin to the British firm of Braithwaite & Kirk (B & K) established in 1884 known as Crown Works, West Bromwich, England.
In 1913, Braithwaite established a fabrication shop in Calcutta for using imported girder sections to build bridges. Thus Braithwaite was established in India.
1921- The firm changed its name to Braithwaite & Co. (B & C) following buy out of most of the share capital by Sir Arthur Dorman (Dorman Long Foundry, Middlesbrough ) and Jim Humphryes.
1924- The Company established a Special Factory at Mulund, Bombay for fabrication of materials for Indian Railways.
February 28, 1930- Incorporated in Bengal as Braithwaite & Co. (India) Ltd.
1934- The Clive Works in Calcutta commenced manufacturing of wagons.
1960- The Company took over Angus Works from Thomas Duff Group to augment its production activities in Foundry, Jute carding machines and maintenance support to Jute Mills
1987- Victoria works was taken over which is equipped for manufacture of Pressure vessels, Railway wagons and Heavy structurals.. By virtue of The Braithwaite & Co. (India) Limited (Acquisition & Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1976, the Company was Nationalised w.e.f. 01.04.1975.
01.12.1976- Registered and incorporated as Braithwaite & Co. Ltd. as a fully owned Govt. Of India Undertaking.
06.08.2010- Administrative control of the Company was taken over by the Ministry of Railways from Ministry of Heavy Industries.

Braithwaite History
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