Dowty Mining Equipment - The Sell Off

The Dowty Group was a market leader in the manufacturing of mining systems solutions.

Dowty Mining Equipment was based in Ashchurch, near Tewkesbury and was one of its many engineering arms, producing hydraulic pit props and mechanised roof supports.

It won the Queen’s Award to Industry for Technological Innovation in 1968.

Gloucestershire Echo Press Statement Nov. 1988

In 1992 the Dowty Group was acquired by TI Group which began to break the business up.

Seven former Dowty companies were sold off in 1993, one of which was Dowty Mining to the American giant Joy Global Inc.


Press Statement Nov. 1988
Graham Neal

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  • Thank you for your comment David

    By John Redfern (08/01/2020)
  • Dowty Mining Equipment was sold as part of the Dowty Group Mining Division to a management buyout led by Adrian Buckmaster in 1987. Subsequently, having been part of Dobson Park Industries for a short time, the business was acquired by Joy International in 1995.

    David Carpenter 1/2020

    By David Carpenter (08/01/2020)

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