Kendall & Gent Limited

Manufacturer of machine tools and currently specialists in thread rolling, thread cutting and other associated equipment. The company also specialises in the refurbishment old machine tools previously made by them.

In 1959 the shareholders of the company were approached by W. E. Sykes Limited to either sell to, or swap the shares they owned for W. E. Sykes Ltd non-voting shares, in order for Sykes to gain a controlling interest in Kendall & Gent. Eventually they were successful and Kendall & Gent became an associated company of W. E. Sykes Limited in the same year.

Later in 1966 Kendall & Gent were acquired by Staveley Industries.