Yorkshire Moulds Ltd

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Yorkshire Moulds Ltd

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • YM
  • YML

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Registered company 00437614 (Companies House, England)

Description area

Dates of existence

25 June 1947 - 15 December 2015

History

Following shortages of chocolate moulds in the Second World War, John Mackintosh and Sons encouraged the Directors of Frank Ford and Sons, a Halifax-based engineering concern, to set up facilities for the manufacture of moulding equipment to be used in production by Mackintosh. The resultant company - Yorkshire Moulds Limited - was incorporated on the 25 June 1947, with Mackintosh contributing 1/3 of the original equity. Yorkshire Moulds provide equipment for Mackintosh and other manufacturers, notably Cadburys. By the mid 1970s, Yorkshire Moulds was the sole manufacturer of chocolate moulds in the UK.

Yorkshire Moulds initially made moulds from metal, but moved to plastic injection moulding in 1965. Following financial difficulties in the Frank Ford engineering company brought about by the collapse of Rolls Royce Limited in 1971, Yorkshire Moulds became a wholly-owned subsidiary of John Mackintosh and Sons on the 2nd January 1972.

Yorkshire Moulds became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Concentric Group of companies in 1995, and diversified into more general thermoplastic applications. The company was acquired via a management buy-out in 2002, and dissolved in 2007.

Places

Halifax, West Yorkshire UK
Brighouse, West Yorkshire UK

Legal status

Private Limited Company

Functions, occupations and activities

Manufacture of plastic moulds for chocolate making in the confectionery industry

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

John Mackintosh & Sons Ltd, confectionery manufacturers (1890-1969)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

hierarchical

Type of relationship

John Mackintosh & Sons Ltd, confectionery manufacturers is the owner of Yorkshire Moulds Ltd

Dates of the relationship

1970-1995

Description of relationship

Yorkshire Moulds was a wholly-owned subsidiary of John Mackintosh and Sons from 2nd January 1972

Related entity

Henderson, John R., c 1928-2011, confectioner and businessman (c 1928-2011)

Identifier of the related entity

Category of the relationship

associative

Type of relationship

Henderson, John R., c 1928-2011, confectioner and businessman is the business partner of Yorkshire Moulds Ltd

Dates of the relationship

1982-1995

Description of relationship

Managing Director

Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

GB193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by G Brannan, 01.11.17

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Script(s)

Sources

Internal report in archive d. 1973

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