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Laird has acquired Kluver Aggregatebau, the German supplier of active cooling systems for medical equipment, for £21m.
14-Mar-2011

Laird has acquired Cattron Group International, the supplier of wireless control and automation products with 290 staff in the US, Canada, Germany, Brazil, China, South Africa and the UK, for £56m.
23-Nov-2010

Laird is to shed 5,000 of the 14,600 jobs in its global electronics business, and manufacturing capacity will be cut by 14%.
17-Dec-2008

Laird Group has acquired Ezurio, the High Wycombe-based wireless data communications firm, for £12m.
12-Feb-2008

Laird is to sell its security systems division to Lupus Capital for £242m, in order to focus on the manufacture of electromagnetic shields for mobile phones.
20-Mar-2007

Laird Group has acquired Cushcraft, the US manufacturer of communication antennae with 90 staff, for £46m, as well as M2sys, the South Korean custom products manufacturer with 80 staff, for £17m.
27-Feb-2007

Laird is to acquire Aerocomm, the US manufacturer of radio-frequency modules, for £19m.
25-Jan-2007

Laird Group has acquired Steward, the US manufacturer of ferrite-based products, for £26m, as well as Coolab, the Swedish manufacturer of thermoelectric modules, for £9m.
08-Dec-2006

Laird Group has acquired RecepTec Holdings, the aerials supplier, for £51m, and has also announced a £118m rights issue to fund further acquisitions.
20-Mar-2006

Laird Group has acquired Antenex, the US manufacturer of wireless communications antennae with 80 staff, for £8.6m.
09-Mar-2006

Laird Group has expanded its security systems business with the acquisition of Balance UK for £3.5m and US-based Bandlock Corporation for £10m.
02-Mar-2006

Laird Group has acquired Melcor Corporation, the US supplier of thermoelectric modules, and its Chinese subsidiary Melcor Hua Yua from Fedders Corporation for £10m.
27-Oct-2005

Laird Group has sold Permacell Finesse, the Essex-based supplier of window profiles, to Synseal Holdings for £10m, and has also announced the acquisition of Builders Hardware of the US for £5.5m.
13-Sep-2005

Laird Group has acquired Securidor Holdings, the supplier of GRP doors, for an initial £1.5m.
10-May-2005

Laird has acquired Cateron Corporation, the supplier of EMI shielding fabric over foam gaskets with sites in Taiwan and China, for £13m.
11-Jan-2005

Laird has acquired Home Doors and Houseproud, both parts of the BHD Group, for £3.6m, securing the future of more than 300 jobs in Peterlee.
13-Sep-2004

Laird has acquired Advanced Metal Technologies, the US window security company, for £3.1m.
30-Aug-2004

Laird has acquired Centurion Wireless Technologies, the US supplier of mobile handset antennae, for £107m, while its Laird Plastics division has been sold to Blackfriars Corporation for £36m.
24-Aug-2004

Laird Group has acquired Lindman Group, the supplier of composite entrance doors, for an initial £3.2m.
08-Jul-2004

Laird is to acquire Thermagon, the US-based thermal management products company, for up to £25m.
27-Apr-2004

Laird has acquired Intron, the manufacturer of composite doors, for an initial £9m, in order to expand its security systems division.
19-Nov-2003

Laird Technologies has acquired Magnes Corporation of Seoul for £1.4m, in order to establish a direct sales, engineering and customer support operation in South Korea.
15-Sep-2003

Laird has expanded its security systems business in the US with the £4.3m acquisition of Omega International, Omega Spring Technology and Omega Balance.
05-Feb-2003

Laird has sold its Fullarton computer assembly operation, which includes sites across Scotland, to Simclar of Dunfermline for £30m.
09-Aug-2002

Laird has acquired R&F Products, the US supplier of electromagnetic interference absorber products, for an initial £3m.
02-Nov-2001

Laird has acquired Sash Controls, the US supplier of domestic security products, for £5m.
14-Mar-2001

Laird has sold its LAC non-sealing automotive components business to Trelleborg of Sweden for £102m.
16-Nov-2000

Laird is to sell its Draftex car body sealings business to GenCorp of the US for £142m, and expects to complete the sale of its other automotive operations over the next few months.
24-Oct-2000

Laird has acquired Instrument Specialities Company, the US manufacturer of electromagnetic interference shields, for £172m, and is now looking to sell off its automotive businesses.
08-Aug-2000

Laird has announced plans to open a £10m telecoms factory near the Irvine Business Park in September, creating a further 750 jobs.
13-Mar-2000

Laird has completed the disposal of its printing and packaging operations, with the sale of US-based Panel Prints to a management buy-out vehicle for £9.6m.
08-Jan-2000

Laird is to expand its computer assembly division by opening a new 150,000 sq ft plant in Gourock, Scotland, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
11-Sep-1999

Laird has sold its US packaging business to Gulf States Paper for £44m, as part of a strategy to focus on car seals and computer components.
20-Aug-1999

Laird has acquired Bavaria Elektronic, the German manufacturer of electromagnetic interference shielding products, for £6m.
30-Dec-1998

Laird has suffered a fire at its main car body seal extrusion plant in Germany.
03-Nov-1998

Laird Group has bought the JW Window Components window balance business in the US from Walter Industries for £6m.
02-Oct-1998

Laird Group's Fullarton subsidiary is to close a computer components factory in Gourock, Renfrewshire, with the loss of 350 jobs.
07-Apr-1998

Laird Group has acquired Mimtec Electronics, the provider of assembly services to the Scottish computer industry, for £21m.
02-Sep-1997

Laird Group has bought Fergom, the Italian maker of automotive anti-vibration products, for £2.8m.
18-Feb-1997

Laird is planning to outsource the manufacture of its vehicle sealing systems in Germany, a move which could cut its German workforce by up to 40%.
18-Oct-1996