Our History

Our story begins back in 1986 at Imperial College, London where Professor Colin Besant and his team representing Turbo Genset were developing patented axial flux technology for use in high speed generators.

TPS has a proven and worldwide track record in the development and deployment of equipment in many sectors, including; Transport, Industrial, Energy and Defence.

We aim to be your go-to electrical system solutions provider and would love the next chapter of our story to include you.

2018

TPS signed contract for the refurbishment of CL 769 trains with Wabtec.

2018

TPS wins contract with Bombardier for the upgrade of London Central Line and to participate on the Aventra platform.

2018

TPS engage in various energy projects: e-Lobster (R2G), Smart Hubs (micro grid and V2G) and HEART.

2018

Feasibility study signed with NPG for the Micro Resilience Project.

2018

TPS signed contract with UK Power Networks the Active Response Project.

2017

TAO, TPS major shareholder, was acquired by TPS Management team in partnership with Adderstone Group and de-list from AIM.

2016

TPS signed Protocol of Intentions with Amazônia Azul Tecnologias de Defesa - AMAZUL (Brazilian state-owned company of Technology).

2016

Design and Development of a range of Integrated High Speed Permanent Magnet Machine (HSPM) with Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs).

2015

First feasibility study with Brazilian Navy that encompasses a project organised in 3 phases.

2014

First intellectual property sales licence for motor design.

2014

Signed contract with UK Power Networks for Low Voltage grid substation optimisation.

2013

Further orders for Bombardier for Chicago and TTC

2013

TPS wins contract to supply SCOMI in Malaysia for Kuala Lumpur monorail

2011

TPS wins a contract for £1.3m with industrial drive company

2011

Regional Growth Fund award TPS £1.1m

2011

TPS wins Sao Paulo, Brazil, monorail contract with Bombardier Transportation

2010

Vale Soluções em Energia (VSE) a Brazilian energy company and The Brazilian Development Bank take a 70% ownership position of TPS.

2010

TAO invests £6.5m in TPS through the acquisition of over one billion new shares.

2007

It changes its name to Turbo Power Systems (TPS) and it is moved from the London Stock Exchange to the AIM Market.

2006

TPS wins Beijing, Toronto Rocket & CTA contracts with Bombardier Transportation, in a total value of $30M.

2005

Signed an agreement with Daikin/McQuay for the supply of high-speed motors and drives from 200kW to 500kW.

2005

Turbo Genset signs an agreement with Conoco Philips to develop a downhole pump motor for Oil & Gas operations.

2004

Turbo Genset signs an agreement with SKF Magnetic Bearings for 35kW high speed motor and drives.

2002

Rolls Royce transfers Power Electronics Rail contracts and personnel to Intelligent Power.

2001

Turbo Genset acquires Intelligent Power Systems in Gateshead.

2000

Turbo Genset is placed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and lists its shares on the London Stock Exchange to better access UK and European shareholders.

1998

Turbo Genset signs an agreement with General Electric to develop electrically driven hybrid turbochargers.

1997

Turbo Genset opens its first R&D facility (10,000 ft2) in Heathrow, London.

1995

Turbo Genset Inc. is listed in Alberta, Canada.

1994

Turbo Genset Co. founded by an academic group from Imperial College London to commercialise high-speed electrical machine technology.

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