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British Raj rail company completes 125 years

business Updated: Nov 26, 2008 12:43 IST

One of Britain's oldest railways company that played a key role in the development of Indian railways since 1920, is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

Henry Williams Limited, based in Darlington the historical home of the railways, has been a major supplier of engineering solutions for Britain's railway network since 1883.

In 1920, the company opened its first manufacturing facility in Kolkata and helped in developing the Indian railways network.

Howard Dilley company chairman said "Henry Williams based his reputation on manufacturing the best quality products achievable. It is this uncompromising commitment that has been the mainstay of our philosophy and ultimately the continued success of the company."

"In fact, our name is now synonymous with quality, and we are widely regarded as the industry leaders", Dilley remarked.

Dilley marked the event by presenting every Henry Williams employee with an inscribed commemorative 125th anniversary watch.