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Napier Turbochargers

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Napier Turbochargers, of London

of Lincoln, designer and manufacturer of industrial turbochargers.

1913 Napier Turbochargers Ltd was incorporated to acquire and continue the business of Napier Motors Ltd

1950s Napier began developing turbochargers which later found uses in marine, power generation and rail applications.

By 1961 Napiers was owned by English Electric Co

1963 English Electric acquired the turbo-charger business of Hawker Siddeley Brush Turbines Ltd[1]. Manufacture would be moved to Napier's Liverpool works[2].

1973 D. Napier and Son Ltd was renamed Napier Turbochargers Ltd[3]

By 1975 was part of Ruston Gas Turbines Ltd, part of GEC

1991 Napier Turbochargers Ltd was renamed 1993 EGT Turbochargers Ltd

1993 EGT Turbochargers Ltd was renamed Napier Turbochargers Ltd

2013 Napier Turbochargers was acquired by the Wabtec Corporation


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Mar. 6, 1963
  2. The Times February 4, 1963
  3. Companies house filing