Low Brothers & Co., Dundee, Ltd, including Low Brothers & Co., Ireland, Ltd

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Low Brothers & Co., Dundee, Ltd, including Low Brothers & Co., Ireland, Ltd

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Low Brothers & Co. was a firm of jute merchants and was based in Dundee. Its origins can be traced to a jute bag-sewing firm, which was established in 1913 by William Low (Snr) and Peter Low. In the late 1950s it expanded into textile production, purchasing the small firm of Alexander Henderson and Co. This attracted the attention of Don Brothers Buist and Co. who wished to link their textile production concerns with textile merchants. Consequently in 1960 the two companies merged, with two Dons directors joining Lows' board and William Low (Jnr) of Low Brothers joining the board of Dons. Both companies continued to trade under their own names until internal reconstruction of the Don and Low group in the 1980s.


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