By Daniel Hunter

Manchester-based business Brimar have announced that they will enter administration after 90 years in business.

Accountancy group BDO has been appointed and is hoping to sell the military electronics firm as a going concern.

It employs about 90 staff in Middleton, and two sites in the US, who make electronic displays for tanks, aircraft and helicopters, such as the Apache.

The business also services the film and TV business, a division which harks back to its origins making valves for radios and cathode ray tubes for televisions.

“Unfortunately, the economic climate and difficult trading conditions have adversely affected the business, and it has been necessary to take steps to safeguard creditors," the administrators said.

"We are proactively reviewing all the options for the future of the company. Our immediate priority will be to ensure that business continues as usual over the coming weeks and that the production of strategically important products for customers in the defence and security sectors continues with minimal disruption. Customers seeking further information should contact the joint administrators with any queries.”

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