Platt Brothers (Sales) Ltd


Sir Kenneth Preston was appointed Chairman of Platt Bros (Holdings) Ltd in 1946. At the same time Platt Brothers (Sales) Ltd was created to control the marketing of textile machinery made at the works of Platt Brothers & Co Ltd, Howard Bullough Ltd and Dobson & Barlow Ltd. These companies had merged in 1931 under a controlling company the Textile Machinery Makers Limited of which Platt Brothers had a controlling interest.