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April 1969.

Normalair Garrett Limited (NGL), a manufacturing company based in Yeovil, Somerset.

Manufacturer of high altitude life support equipment for the aerospace industry.

1966 The Garrett Corporation took a 48 percent shareholding in the Normalair company (the rest being held by Westland Aircraft), which was subsequently renamed Normalair-Garrett Limited (NGL). At this time the company had more than 1,300 employees.[1]

1968 Queen's Award to Industry for Export Achievement [2]

1981 The company invested over £1 million in making its factory in Somerset one of the most highly automated in Britain.[3]

1981 Bought Delaney Gallay Dynamics to broaden its markets and expertise.[4]

It is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Honeywell International Inc known as Honeywell Aerospace Yeovil (HAY).[5]

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