Summers forms a new company, the Anglo-Argentine Iron Co. Ltd, Buenos Aires to galvanise black sheets imported from Hawarden Bridge. This follows the Argentine government’s imposition of a substantial duty on imported sheets. An extensive galvanising plant with eight pots is built and an existing warehouse acquired for £40,000, to produce 1,200-1,500 tons a week for the local market. The new company prospers and sales expand so rapidly that zinc pots are put down wherever there is room.
The continuous rolling of strip is introduced in America.