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APL Appleyard Road
Aviation/Military

Manufactured a few commercial vehicle bodies 
Works History

BPL Braime Pressings Ltd

Metal working firm still going strong in Hunslet 
Works History

Opt Switch mobility Road

Optare made buses in the former Cross Gates works of Charles Roe, taken over by employees and managers of that firm on its closure in the 1980s. The company has since moved to Sherburn in Elmet. In 2020 has changed name with the emphasis on electric vehicles and currently owned by the Indian company Ashok Leyland. 
Works History

Opt Optare Road

Optare made buses in the former Cross Gates works of Charles Roe, taken over by employees and managers of that firm on its closure in the 1980s. The company has since moved to Sherburn in Elmet. In 2020 has changed name with the emphasis on electric vehicles and currently owned by the Indian company Ashok Leyland. 
Works History

PK Pickersgill-Kaye Other Items

With roots in making oil cans in Horsforth the company now supply specialist locks for the rail, architectural, high security and custodial industries. Pickersgill-Kaye is also been involved in supplying components to railway rolling stock manufacturers across the world. 
Works History

Pott Potts Other Items

Potts made about 1700 clocks in Leeds that use precision engineering. Many are still in use in original locations. 

SAP Smith & Parker Crane

Crane builder 
Works History

SP Sulzer Pumps Other Items

Having taken over Hathorn Davey and their Sun Foundry on Dewsbury road this firm continue to have a presence in Leeds but at their more modern Manor Mill Lane facility. 
Works History

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