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350 years of industry leading innovations

Our Heritage


Our Heritage can be traced back to 1819 with the formation of Falcon as a cast iron catering equipment company, and collectively our five core brands have over 350 years of industry knowledge, experience and expertise to draw upon.

  • 1819
    • Falcon Formed

      ThumbFalcon formed as a cast iron catering equipment company under the Falkirk Iron Works

  • 1929
    • Allied Ironfounders Ltd

      Falcon and other ironfounding companies establish Allied Ironfounders Ltd

  • 1947
    • Mono Bakery Equipment Founded

      Mono Bakery Equipment formed by Mr Aryres Jones in Swansea and pioneered the concept of in store bakeries

  • 1969
    • Allied Ironfounders

      Allied Ironfounders acquired by Glynwed Plc (Now Aga Plc)

      Millers Vanguard


    • Millers Vanguard formed

  • 1980
    • Williams Refrigeration Formed

      Williams Refrigeration formed in Kings Lynn by Michael Williams

  • 1986
    • Williams Refrigeraton Australia

      Williams Refrigeration Australia formed in Melbourne.

  • 1989
    • Serviceline Formed

      Serviceline formed to provide planned, preventative and reactive maintenance for UK catering equipment market

  • 1992
    • Williams Refrigeration France

      Williams Refrigeration France formed

  • 1994
    • Williams USA

      Williams Refrigeration USA formed

  • 1996
    • Williams Refrigeration China

      Williams Refrigeration China formed

  • 2001
    • Glynwed Plc

      Millers Vanguard acquired by AGA (formerly Glynwed) - thereby completing the acquisition of the AFE group which began in 1995.

  • 2003
    • Williams Refrigeration Dubai

      Williams Refrigeration Dubai formed

  • 2006
    • Eloma

      Eloma Gmbh acquired into the AFE Group

  • 2007
    • Ali Group Spa

      Ali Group Spa acquires AFE Group Ltd

The AFE group ltd. Registered in england. Registration no. 3872673. Registered office: Bryggen Road, North Lynn Industrial Estate, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE30 2HZ
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