About Essex Turbochargers
Operating from Essex Turbos main production facility based in Witham, Essex, situated on the A12 / M25 corridor, enables the company to offer its customers a highly efficient exchange turbo distribution service, with the ability to deliver, in mainland UK, any exchange turbo held in stock, in the majority of cases to the customers’ door within 24 hours of placing an order.
All Essex Turbos exchange turbocharger stock is manufactured in-house by the companys highly skilled technicians and distributed via its experienced and knowledgeable sales team. So whoever you speak to the company can guarantee you a fast, efficient and informative service, making the purchase of an Essex Turbo Ltd exchange turbocharger a straight forward and hassle free experience.Furthermore, you can rest assured that the technicians building the companies units have a wealth of experience which is second to none in the turbocharger industry. Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with the main body of the Essex Turbo Team
In 2007-2008 the company experienced a major upturn in demand for its products. This growth dictated a move to new and modern premises with heavy investment in new state of the art equipment. The priority for the company was to improve the customer service and speed of turnaround to fulfil orders.
Essex Turbo has seen a huge increase in the number of requests for remanufactured exchange turbos, turbo reconditioning and customer rebuilds. Aligned to the move to new premises this growth has also required an expansion in the team at Essex Turbo with new members of staff being added to deal with both customer service and production.
The new premises are more spacious and energy efficient. They have enabled the company to adopt a new build mentality in setting up the layout of the building and associated facilities. The benefit has been to streamline the flow of activity in such a way that speeds up the whole sales cycle from enquiry to dispatch.This new build design incorporates both new layouts and equipment including: brand new office facilities with additional workstations to manage the increase in enquiries and sales. There are also additional workstations for workshop technicians, new surface preparation area and equipment, new balance and flow rig area, increased storage area for turbo stock and parts and new dispatch area.All in all Essex Turbo has seen a new chapter unfold and is looking to a bright future.
We aim to be the fastest, most reliable, premier quality turbo supplier in the industry
Essex Turbo were involved in the production and development of Motorsport turbo’s for many years and with the companies origins dating back to the early 1980’s. The owner Mick Ireland had his first taste of the turbo industry when he worked for a sub-contractor of Brian Hart engines who were supplying the engine package for the turbocharged Toleman Hart Formula One cars in the 1980’s.
With the knowledge and experience gained from working in this prestigious arena Mick started production on uprated components for the Motorsport industry and in particular the group ‘B’ RS200 & RS500’s which were a dominant force in the race and rally cross scene of the 1980’s.
Following this period Mick formed M.I.E Turbo with the purpose to service purely Motorsport turbo’s. This opened the door to many interesting and rewarding projects including Garrett’s R & D machining as well as Ford Motorsport’s ‘Recce’ turbo program for the ‘Works’ Escort Cosworth’s of the time. Whilst the company continued to work with the Escort Cosworth it recognised a shift in the tide and started to turn its attention towards the fast developing Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution range.
It was here that the company had its biggest success to date with the in-house design and manufacture of its ball bearing conversion for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo cars. The unit was in production from 2000 and went from strength to strength with hundreds of units being sold worldwide to many of the world’s top privateer teams. It became a recognised upgrade for many competitors.
The company had a prestigious worldwide client database and its turbochargers have enjoyed many race wins in every aspect of Motorsport including:
Network Q / RAC Rally
European Rally Championship
Asian GT Car Series
To name a few…
See us in Action
Below is a behind the scenes video of our workshop and our engineers in action to give you an idea of our quality workmanship.