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TRF acquires Hewitt Robins International
Written by Vijay   
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Mumbai: Tata group company, TRF has acquired Hewitt Robins International, a manufacturer of bulk material handling vibratory equipments including screens and crushers. With this Hewitt Robins will become a 100-per cent subsidiary of TRF.

"This investment represents a significant step in our international expansion. Leading-edge technical expertise from Hewitt Robins provides an immediate and sustained opportunity to further grow our customer base around the world, and in particular India," said Sudhir Deoras, managing director, TRF.

"We have known TRF for some time and are delighted to become part of its success story, and join the wider Tata group.  As one of the UK’s largest industrial / manufacturing groups, Tata’s reputation and strength represents great news for our customers and for our employees. As part of TRF we now look forward to combining our strengths and becoming a leader in the sector," said Christopher Pratt, director of Hewitt Robins.

The agreement was signed by Sudhir Deoras, managing director, TRF, and Christopher Pratt, director, Hewitt Robins International. Dr JJ Irani, director, Tata Sons and chairman, TRF, and Anwar Hasan, director, Tata Limited, London were also present at the signing of this agreement.

As Hewitt Robins joins the Tata group in the UK, it increases the number of Tata companies there to 20, and includes well-known names such as Corus, Jaguar, Land Rover, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Motors, Tata Communications and Brunner Mond.

Hewitt Robins International has offices in the UK, France, Czech Republic and the US. The 90 year old company has developed bulk material handling and processing equipment in industries ranging from mining and quarrying to foundries and ore preparation.

 
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