Research & Development

A commitment to innovation, creative design and quality build.

Research and Development

Barrus’s commitment to research and development is reflected in the number of patented technologies that it has developed for a range of critical applications. The R&D team works closely with users of equipment to understand their specific requirements and the hostile conditions in which they often have to operate.

The Production team offer a flexible approach to meet the most demanding customers’ requirements. The substantial investment’s made by Barrus has created one of the world’s largest and most modern custom engine-building facilities, allowing Barrus to build products in single units to large volume production runs. Barrus’s test facilities enable delivery of fully tested, run-in and first serviced engines. Barrus can also provide customers with an engine overhaul facility, extending the life of significant capital assets. 


Barrus's facilities include:

  • Five dynamometers capable of testing diesel engines up to 1600hp, with Europe’s only non-captive sterndrive dyno, a variable down-angle dyno and the world’s only Fabio Buzzi Trimax drive compatible dyno. The dynos can be pre-programmed and are run automatically by computer control for 24/7 operation.
  • Two overhead mono-rail production lines capable of taking outboard engines up to 350hp and inboard engines up to 500hp.
  • An outboard test cell which can accommodate up to eight 350hp engines with transoms from 15"-30".
  • Computer measuring machine (CMM) for Inspection and design purposes.
  • Extensive CAD capability and resource.
  • A machine shop and welding centre for prototype and low volume manufacture.
  • A dedicated engine overhaul area.
  • A spray booth with warm air ventilation for superior paint finish.







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Marketing Services Department,
E.P. Barrus Ltd, 
Glen Way,
Launton Road
Bicester, Oxfordshire
OX26 4UR        

Tel: 01869 363636


VAT Number: GB226662558

Company Registration Number: 148476

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