Divisional Companies

From time to time the company has converted divisions into subsidiary companies and purchased other companies to move into new areas of business or to bolster existing business areas.

These companies are listed below. The list was compiled from the documents archived at the Stafford Archives by their staff.


  1.  English Waxes Ltd incorporated 1948
  2.  Evode Industries Ltd. Ireland formed as a partly owned associate 1955 and acquired as a wholly owned subsidiary 1968
  3.  Evomastics Ltd incorporated 1956 but no longer operational by 1973
  4.  Vik Supplies Ltd acquired 1956 and sold 1991
  5.  Simvic Ltd formed 1960
  6.  Evode (Northern Ireland) Ltd formed 1962
  7.  Evode Pension Trust Ltd formed c1963
  8.  Ercona Adhesives Ltd Canada formed 1965 as a partly owned associate company renamed Drecona Industries Ltd 1972 acquired as a wholly owned subsidiary 1973 and sold 1979
  9.  Cox & Wright Ltd acquired 1967 and sold 1975
  10.  Allweather Paints Ltd acquired 1968 renamed Allweather Evode Paints Ltd 1968 and sold 1983.
  11.  Sandy & Co (Contractors) Ltd acquired as a partly owned associate 1968 and sold in 1973/4
  12.  Batu Chemiewaren Produktions West Germany acquired 1969 as a partly owned associate and sold 1976
  13.  Vik Plastics Ltd Ireland formed 1970 as a partly owned associate and acquired as a wholly owned subsidiary 1983
  14.  Evacor Resins Ltd formed 1971 as a partly owned associate and acquired as a wholly owned subsidiary 1982
  15.  Evomex SA Mexico acquired 1971 as a partly owned associate and sold 1978
  16.  Colin D Bailey (Pty) Ltd South Africa acquired as a partly owned associate 1972
  17.  Cox & Wright (Pneumatics) Ltd formed 1972 and sold 1975
  18.  Evode (Export) Ltd formed 1972
  19.  Louis Holt (Chemicals) Ltd acquired 1972
  20.  Evode Inc USA incorporated 1973 and ceased to operate 1980
  21.  Evode Waterproofing Systems Ltd formed 1973 renamed Evode Roofing Ltd 1978 and sold 1987
  22.  Evo-France acquired 1973 and ceased to operate 1981
  23.  E H Management Services Ltd formed 1975 and renamed Evode Group Management Services Ltd 1983
  24.  Evode Holdings (Overseas) Ltd formed 1975 and renamed Evode Group (Overseas) Ltd 1982
  25.  Evode Vel-Tex Ltd formed 1975 renamed Evode Joint Sealing Ltd in 1978 and sold 1987
  26.  Evode Coatings Ltd formed 1976 and renamed Evode External Wall Insulations Ltd 1983
  27.  Societe Chimique Emfi SA France acquired 1976 as a partly owned associate and disinvested in 1979
  28.  Evode AG Switzerland formed 1977
  29.  Evode GmbH West Germany formed 1978
  30.  Furniglas Ltd acquired 1978
  31.  Charles A Quinn & Co Ltd acquired 1979
  32.  Evode (Industries) Export Ltd acquired 1981
  33.  Evode Plastics Ltd formed 1981 from the Vinablend division recently acquired from Chamberlain Phipps plc
  34.  Evode Teoranta Ireland formed 1981 and renamed Evode Powder Coatings Ltd Ireland 1985
  35.  Kelseal Ltd acquired 1981
  36.  Postans Ltd acquired 1981 and merged with Worrall's Powders Ltd to become Evode Powder Coatings Ltd 1991
  37.  Tekurat Insulations Ltd formed 1981 as a partly owned associate and sold 1987
  38.  Kegcross Ltd acquired 1982
  39.  Polyfleet Ltd acquired 1982
  40.  Syntha Pulvin (UK) Ltd acquired 1983
  41.  British Roof Mart Ltd acquired 1984 and sold 1987
  42.  Carter Bros (Billinghurst) Ltd acquired 1984 and sold 1988
  43.  Coverguard Ltd acquired 1984
  44.  Stafford Roofing Ltd acquired 1984
  45.  Stafford Roofing & Tiling (North Wales) Ltd acquired 1984
  46.  Staffordshire Roof Tiling Ltd acquired 1984
  47.  Worrall & Sons Ltd acquired 1984 renamed Worrall's Powders Ltd 1985 and merged with Postans Ltd to become Evode Powder Coatings Ltd 1991
  48.  Evode-Postans Inc USA formed 1985
  49.  Evodex formed 1985 as a partly owned associate Syntha Pulvin (Ireland) Ltd formed 1985
  50.  Worrall's Paints Ltd formed 1985
  51.  Commercial Ignition Co Ltd acquired 1986 from Supra and sold 1988
  52.  D & M Friction Services Ltd acquired 1986 from Supra and sold 1988
  53.  Gomet srl Italy acquired 1986 from Supra
  54.  Supra Automotive Ltd acquired 1986 and sold 1988
  55.  Supra Chemical & Paints Ltd acquired 1986 and renamed Supra Acoustics Ltd 1990
  56.  Supra Steering & Suspension Ltd acquired 1986 and sold 1988
  57.  Supra Sureparts Ltd acquired 1986 and sold 1988
  58.  Valentine Mann & Brown Ltd acquired 1986 and sold 1989
  59.  Bel-Liena Quimica SA Spain acquired 1987 as an associate and sold 1991
  60.  Lucas Clearex Ltd acquired 1987 and renamed Evode Clearex Ltd 1987
  61.  Sempol Products Ltd acquired 1987 and sold 1989
  62.  Sterling Technology Ltd acquired 1987
  63.  Midland Speciality Powders Ltd acquired 1988
  64.  SoFTer SpA Italy acquired 1988
  65.  Technoplast Bv Holland acquired 1988 and sold 1991
  66.  Anglo Adhesives Ltd acquired 1989 and renamed Evode Speciality Adhesives Ltd 1990
  67.  C & P Transport Ltd acquired 1989 and sold 1992
  68.  Chamberlain Phipps acquired 1989 and renamed Chamberlain Phipps Coatings Ltd 1990
  69.  Chamberlain Phipps Components Ltd acquired 1989 and sold 1992
  70.  Chamberlain Phipps Fibres Ltd acquired 1989 and sold 1992
  71.  Chamberlain Phipps Merchanting Ltd acquired 1989 and sold 1992
  72.  Chamberlain Phipps Canada Ltd acquired 1989 and sold 1992
  73.  Chamberlain Phipps (Hong Kong) Ltd acquired 1989 and sold 1992
  74.  Chamberlain Phipps International Ltd acquired 1989 and sold 1992
  75.  Chamberlain Phipps Italia SpA Italy acquired 1989 and renamed Chamberlain Italia SpA 1991
  76.  Chamberlain Phipps (SA) Pty Ltd South Africa acquired 1989
  77.  Collins & Harmer Plastics Ltd acquired 1989
  78.  Ferrabond Pty Ltd. South Africa acquired 1989
  79.  Gary Chemical Corporation USA acquired 1989 and renamed Gary Corporation 1990
  80.  Idendum Alumet Ltd acquired 1989
  81.  M & B Transport (Northampton) Ltd acquired 1989 and sold 1990
  82.  Oxyplast New Zealand acquired 1989 and renamed Evode Powder Coatings (New Zealand) Ltd 1991
  83.  Phipps-Faire (Australia) Pty Ltd acquired 1989 and renamed Chamberlain Phipps (Australia) Pty Ltd 1990
  84.  Plaskem (Vic) Pty Ltd Australia acquired 1989
  85.  Plus Products Ltd acquired 1989 and merged with Tivoli Kay Adhesives Ltd to become Tivoli Plus Adhesives Ltd 1990
  86.  R & I Connell Ltd acquired 1989 and renamed Ricon Ltd 1991
  87.  Rigifiex Extrusions Ltd acquired 1989 and sold 1990
  88.  Rushden Granulating Co Ltd acquired 1989
  89.  Salpa Kay Ltd acquired 1989 and sold 1992
  90.  Tivoli Kay Adhesives Ltd acquired 1939 and merged with Plus Products Ltd to become Tivoli Plus Adhesives Ltd 1990
  91.  Tanner Chemical Co Inc. USA acquired 1989 and renamed Evode Tanner Industries Inc 1990
  92.  Vinaflex Ltd acquired 1989 and sold 1992
  93.  W W Chamberlain & Sons Ltd acquired 1989 and sold 1992
  94.  Alpha Chemical & Plastics Corporation. USA acquired 1990
  95.  Evode Schwaab Pulverlack GmbH Germany formed 1990
  96.  Gary Evode Sumifiex USA formed 1990
  97.  Mercer Products Co Inc USA acquired 1990
  98.  A W Compounders Ltd Canada acquired 1991