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BOULTON & PAUL LIMITED- INVESTMENT REPORT
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1. Introduction
Boulton & Paul has been an icon in the world of metallic and wood manufacturing all over the world from its inception in the 19th century. Having began as an ironmonger’s shop by William Moore in 1797 in Norwich, the firm has grown steadily to become one of the greatest steel manufacturers of all times with numerous products that have been exported throughout the world (Holmes, 2009). The firm’s products included stoves, building steel structures, fire buckets, metallic machinery, aircraft, and industrial machinery. The company was highly regarded in Britain and was contracted during World War I to build military aircraft for the Royal Air force. Its notable aircraft models included P.3 Bobolink, P.7 Bourges fighter-bomber, and Sopwith Camel. The company also specialized in developing innovative wood products including a wooden fridge which, however, did not penetrate the market.
Boulton and Paul had built in excess of 2,500 aircraft by the end of the First World War, in addition to flying boat hulls, a number of hangers, and large sheds for aircrafts (Holmes, 2009). The company was the first firm to build an all-metal framed aircraft, which was first displayed in the 1919 Paris Aero Show. During the 1920s financial crisis, all of the company’s workers took a pay cut and the company survived the period. Thereafter, it expanded to Australia and Birmingham where it began manufacturing giant air ships.
Significant changes occurred in 1936 when the company was bought by Jean Tresfon and the company went into massive manufacturing of wooden fuselages for gliders and aeroplanes. However, the company was attacked during the Second World War and its production was briefly disrupted as it lost some of its workers in the attack.…...

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