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Turbo Technics turbocharger core-balancing machines , turbochargers for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and trucks

The history of Garrett®

In 1936 Cliff Garrett is still young when he formed his company in a small office in Los Angeles.

In 1936 Cliff Garrett is still young when he formed his company in a small office in Los Angeles. With encouragement and financial support from friends like Jack Northrop and Harry Wetzel, plus $5,000 he borrowed on his own, Garrett founded the company that would later become the Garrett Corporation. At the very beginning company has one employee and one customer. Over time, the turbocharging business spun off to establish itself as a serious player in the engine boosting industry. Garrett® turbocharger is produced by over 6,000 employees and serves the leading global engine and vehicle manufacturers, including Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Benz, DDC, Fiat, Ford, General Motors, International Truck Co, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Saab and Volkswagen. The fact that Garrett® turbochargers are the preferred choice of leading original equipment manufacturers and many top race teams in World Rally, American Le Mans, 24 Hours of Le Mans is a telling example. Today, Garrett® continues to redefine the art and science of boosting technology with advanced air management systems for the full spectrum of modern engines. With over 30,000 turbos produced every day, you know the Garrett® name is one you can trust.