Previously registered as Salopian Engineers Ltd the name was changed in October 1973. The new company (ROMEL) took over the Contracts Division at Darlaston and Prees in Whitchurch from the Darlaston company, but it had already been decided by the Holdings Board that its activities and those of Conveyancer Ltd would be merged in January 1974 under a new company to be known as Rubery Owen Conveyancer Ltd (ROCON). The trading activities of the two companies would be handled so far as proprietary lines were concerned, by ROCON, and ROMEL would continue to handle sub-contract work. All the assets and manufacturing facilities would be centred in ROCON, but the marketing of the earth moving equipment would be carried out by ROMEL. Other products involved were Karricon and Travelift straddle cranes, the 4-in-1 Bucket and the Harvester Digger. With the sale of the Conveyancer business and some property in Warrington to Coventry Climax in 1977, ROMEL continued as a manufacturing unit at Prees and Warrington, making Karricon and Karrilift trucks at Warrington, and double 4 buckets, sub-contract work for International Harvester products and chassis frames at Prees. The provision of spare parts was carried out from Kings Hill. Pallet production was taken over in 1980. The business was sold in 1982 and the factories closed down.