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Allied Industries Limited; Auckland

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Name: Allied Industries Limited; Auckland    (NZ)  
Abbreviation: allied
Products: Model types

Allied Industries Limited.
Carbine Road, Auckland.

Brands: Murphy & Radiola NZ

Manufacturers of Murphy & Amalgamated Wireless Australasia (AWA) branded radios, radiograms & television receivers, TV tubes, and electric fence controllers.

Founded: 1957
Production: 1957 -

Allied Industries Limited was formed on 26 July 1957 by Fisher & Paykel, white goods manufacturer, Alex Harvey and Sons Ltd., canister and sheet metal products manufacturers, and Mason and Porter Ltd., manufacturers of Masport lawnmowers.[1]

Murphy a British name originally was used in New Zealand by Westco Products Ltd. as licensees for Murphy Radio Ltd., England. After the demise of Westco in 1957, Allied Industries commenced radio manufacturing in the old Westco factory in Lorne Street but soon after moved to a new factory at Mt Wellington.[2]

On August 10, 1960, they joined with Australia’s AWA to extend their existing manufacturing activities to include the production of Radiola radios, Radiograms, and AWA television receivers. As Allied was already involved in manufacturing Murphy radios under licence to the U.K. firm, arrangements were made to market AWA Radiola television under the Murphy name in addition. [1][2]

1965 the company signed with Matsushita Electric for sole distributorship in New Zealand.

In 1967 the Amalgamated Wireless Valve Co. became a shareholder in Allied Industries and commenced the manufacture of picture tubes in 1970; production was continued until 1975.

1971 they signed an agreement with Matsushita Electric for marketing and eventual manufacture of National Panasonic products.

This manufacturer was suggested by Martin Kent.


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[1] Press 11 Aug 1960, Page 20. Image sourced from the National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past.tbn_nz_allied_press_11_aug_1960_page_20.jpg

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Agreement Announced by Allied Ind.

AUCKLAND, August 10, 1960

Australia’s leading radio and television company, Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia), Ltd., is to join with a New Zealand company in manufacturing television and radio receivers in Auckland. AWA will acquire a 27 percent, interest in Allied Industries, Ltd., owned by three Auckland manufacturing companies;  Alex Harvey and Sons Ltd., Mason and Porter Ltd., and Fisher and Paykel Industries Ltd.

Under the agreement, the New Zealand companies will retain 73 percent, of the equity capital. The chairman of Allied Industries, Ltd. (Mr. Maurice Paykel) announced the agreement with AWA today. Mr. Paykel said that Allied’s capital would be increased from £l00,000 to £200,000.

AWA, Alex Harvey, and Fisher, and Paykel would each hold 27 percent, of the total capital. Mason and Porter would hold 19 percent. Sir Lionel Hooke, of Sydney, managing director of the AWA group, and Mr. Lisle Aiderton, former New Zealand High Commissioner in Australia, were appointed to the board of AWA recently.

Press 11 Aug 1960, Page 20

Allied Industries Limited; Auckland
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