Foxboro Company stock certificate 1960's and 1970's
Interesting vignette of two classical figures flanking the framed company logo (shield). Issued and cancelled. Dated in the 1960's and 1970's.
The Foxboro Company was founded in 1908. The family-owned company manufactured machinery, machine tools, and developed a worldwide reputation for industrial controls. The company went public in 1958. In the late 1980s the company began developing products for industrial automation including plant monitoring, information management and automated manufacturing control systems. Foxboro was acquired by Siebe plc of Windsor, UK in September, 1990.
Foxboro represented a major portion of Siebe's business. Products spanning from fabrics, chemicals, semi-conductor assemblies, corn flakes, to Oreo cookies are produced in plants using Foxboro automation products.
Foxboro has 19 manufacturing facilities, 80 engineering offices, 216 service offices and 249 sales offices. Foxboro uses its products in its own operations and sells them to other manufacturers. Today, the Foxboro Company is a part of Invensys, PLC,
Invensys is a global leader in production technology. The group helps customers improve productivity, performance and profitability using innovative services and technologies and a deep understanding of their industries and applications.
Invensys Production Management companies work closely with customers to increase performance of production assets, maximise return on investment in production and data management technologies, optimize process product mix, validate regulated processes and remove cost and cash from the supply chain. The division includes APV, Avantis, Eurotherm, Foxboro, Production Solutions, IMServ, SimSci-Esscor, Triconex, M&I and Wonderware. These businesses address process and batch industries - including oil and gas, chemicals, power and utilities, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and personal health care products, metals and mining - plus the discrete and hybrid manufacturing sectors.
Invensys Rail Systems is a global leader in the design, manufacture, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of safety-related rail signaling and control systems as well as a complete range of rail signalling and communications products. The business includes Westinghouse Rail Systems Limited (WRSL), Dimetronic Signals, Safetran Systems, Burco Services, Westinghouse Signals Australia and Foxboro Transportation.
In July 2013 it was announced that Invensys was to be taken over by the French multinational Schneider Electric.