Records of Babcock International Investments Ltd, 1920-1992,overseas operating company, London, England

Scope and Content

  • Board minutes 1968-1982;
  • Annual accounts 1967-1976;
  • Memorandum and articles of association 1968;
  • Salaray scales 1963;
  • Shareholding records 1966-1978;
  • Conference papers 1972;
  • General financial records 1970-1979;
  • Nuclear projects papers 1960s;
  • Circulars 1968-1973.

Administrative / Biographical History

Babcock International Investments Ltd , London, England, was incorporated in 1920  to act as an operating company for the overseas interests of Babcock & Wilcox Ltd , boilermakers, Glasgow, Scotland. By 1975  , Babcock & Wilcox Ltd had subsidiary companies in Australia, Belgium, France, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and West Germany. However, because of an agreement with Babcock & Wilcox Co, USA, the company held no interests in the USA or Cuba. By 1985  , these subsidiaries were managed directly by Babcock International plc , the successor company to Babcock & Wilcox Ltd. In 1992  the company became Babcock NNC Ltd and in 1993  changed its name again to Babcock Investments Ltd and was a direct subsidiary answerable to Babcock International Group plc . In 2002  , Babcock Investments Ltd was a non-trading company based owned by Babcock International Group plc.


The material is arranged into series as shown in the scope and content note. Within series, items are generally arranged chronologically.

Access Information

No access without the permission of the collection owners. Access request form available from Glasgow University Archive Services.

Acquisition Information

Permanent loan : FKI Babcock plc/Babcock International Group plc : 1988

Other Finding Aids

Digital and manual file level lists of the surviving records of all Babcock International Group plc and Mitsui Babcock Energy Ltd companies and their subsidiaries are available in the searchroom ref: UGD 309

Manual file level list available at the National Registers of Archives in Edinburgh (NRA(S)) and London (NRA33916)

Alternative Form Available

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Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the University Archivist

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures

Custodial History

Held by FKI Babcock plc and its predecessor companies


None expected

Related Material

The records of Babcock International Group plc and Mitsui Babcock Energy Ltd and their predecessor, subsidiary, and associated companies of are held by Glasgow University Archive Services starting with call reference GB 248 UGD 309

Surviving records of subsidiary companies of Babcock International Investments Ltd include:

GB 248 UGD 309/160 Records of Babcock Africa (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

GB 248 UGD 309/162 Records of Babcock Australia Ltd

GB 248 UGD 309/163 Records of Babcock Australia Holdings Ltd

GB 248 UGD 309/165 Records of Babcock Hitachi KK, Japan

GB 248 UGD 309/170 Records of Babcock Services SA, Belgium

GB 248 UGD 309/182 Records of Babcock & Wilcox de Mexico SA de CV, Mexico

GB 248 UGD 309/191 Records of Vlaudius Peters AG, Germany

GB 248 UGD 309/205 Records of Medidores Baileys SA, Mexico

GB 248 UGD 309/217 Records of Triple Jay Equipment Group (Pty) Ltd, South Africa


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Additional Information

This material is original

Amended by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 21 December 2007