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Eurotherm formed in June 1965

Eurotherm Ltd was formed on 29th June 1965 in Worthing, West Sussex on the South coast of the UK.

The Board of Directors were Jim Hartnett (Chairman), Gerry Martin (Managing Director), Mike Somerville (Technical Director) and Jack Leonard (Sales Director). These four designed, manufactured, assembled, packaged, sold and delivered their products. Part of the assembly of machinery was done Gerry’s garage, garden shed and on his kitchen table. They had to become profitable within six months – and just managed to do so. Eurotherm started above shops in Ann Street, Worthing and moved to an old bedding store in Chatsworth Road and then to a factory on the Broadwater Estate.

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  1. Amanda Butler

    Eurotherm was born in 1965 by Jim Hartnett (Chairman); Gerry Martin (Managing Director); Mike Somerville (Technical Director) and Jack Leonard (Sales Director). These four designed, manufactured, assembled, packaged, sold and delivered their products. Part of the assembly of machinery was done Gerry’s garage, garden shed and on his kitchen table. They had to become profitable within six months – and just managed to do so. Eurotherm started above shops in Ann Street, Worthing and moved to an old bedding store in Chatsworth Street and then to a factory on the Broadwater Estate.

  2. Andre Routh

    I joined Eurotherm in 1972 working on the Model 101 (under Dave Baker’s scrutiny) which sold for #25 or so. Then to the Model 071 (T-Series) (with Ron Hannah, who was a really good manager) and finally to Tech Writing with Arthur Holland and Derek Charles. I was particularly impressed with Paul Cutler who was brilliant, hardworking, and a really nice guy! I’m still in occasional contact with Tim Worley who went on to greater things. Eurotherm was an excellent place to get a start in industry and I’m really glad it is still going strong!

  3. Leonard

    Dad is alive and doing well in his 80’s.
    CEO for over 25 years, and I believe made Eurotherm what it is today.

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