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Our Founders

Fyfe Wilson was started in Glasgow by Mr. Fyfe and Mr. Wilson soon after the First World War as manufacturers of generating sets. In 1919, an office of Fyfe Wilson was opened in London by Mr. Dearlove. In 1921, Mr Dearlove acquired the company and incorporated it. It was located at Station Works in Bishop's Stortford (below left). This allowed the company to expand into electric motors and engine drives that were being installed to modernise factories. Over the years, work continued on generators following the spread of the national grid and the conversion to the new 440/240 volt AC system.

The original works Fyfe Wilson occupied on Station Road from 1922 until 2001.

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Raynham Road, occupied from 2001 to 2019

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Our current premises in Harlow.


During the Great Depression, the company diversified further to maintain operations. At the start of the Second World War, the company was engaged by the Admiralty to carry out secret development work on heavy marine diesel engines and specialised generators for minesweepers. After the war, the company returned to commercial work and started site installation work and the manufacture of electromagnets. In 2001, the company purchased an industrial unit in Raynham Road and relocated here (above centre). In 2019, the company relocated to the current premises in Harlow (above right).

Royal Train

In 1948, Fyfe Wilson was honoured to build and supply the mobile generators for the Royal Train used by the then Princess Elizabeth to tour South Africa
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Fyfe Wilson has supplied 8 electromagnets which will be used by the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN)

Years of Service

The average years of service for a Fyfe Wilson employee is 19 years, with the longest being
58 years.
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