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Trading began under the name of INA Needle Bearing Company at an office based at Swiss Cottage, London. INA became agents for Hydrel selling their equipment (which converted electro-mechanical systems to hydraulic systems).
INA leased a factory in Dafen from the Board of Trade - Needle manufacture commenced with 6 people.
London office closed. Regional offices opened in Surbiton, Surrey, Rossendale, Lancashire and Boldmere, Birmingham. Office administration established at the Dafen Site.
INA Automation began at a small facility in Winson Green, Birmingham.
Opening of Thyssen built factory in Bynea , Llanelli for INA by local MP J Griffiths. Total factory area 30000m². Production area 6600 m².