HERITAGE

Originally founded as Automotive Products, in 1920, classic British cars are where we began, and over the years we’ve supplied braking systems for classics like the Morris Minor and the Mini. We still build a range of parts – master cylinders, remote servos and cast iron calipers – for many historic and classic cars, including Daimlers, Fords, Jaguars, Jensons, MGs and Rileys.

Following acquisition by Liberty the original brakes business was re-branded to 920Engineering (920E) and joined by Clydesdale Jones, a specialist off-highway manufacturer, it now forms part of our diversified vehicle technology division.

Recognising the growing importance of electronics, we now offer complex control electronics solutions as part of Shiftec which is founded in gearshift and clutch control solutions for motorsport. This has now grown to include brake, steer and clutch-by-wire, as well as steering and motor control solutions for a wide range of product solutions.

From bespoke solutions for niche manufacturers to the high-volume production of standard parts, everything we do is in-house, so we’re able to stay flexible and fluid in the products we make.

We don’t copy and we don’t re-manufacture. Every part we make is individually designed and tested for its specific application.

 

THE HERITAGE

1920

Company founded as Automotive Products [AP] by Edward Boughton, Willie Emmott and Denis Brock importing components for ex-military vehicles.

1928

Acquired a license for the manufacture & sale of Lockheed Hydraulic Braking System forming the subsidiary company Lockheed Hydraulic Brake Company signaling the start of brake manufacturing.

1931

Under the Borg & Beck brand the company went into manufacture of clutches. In the same year the first block of the Tachborook Road, Leamington Spa plant was opened.

1958

10 million clutch assemblies produced at the Leamington Spa plant

1970

The Leamington Spa plant extended to 70 acres.

1999

The race brakes division, AP Racing, was sold to Brembo

2006

– The OE brakes business was sold to Caparo forming Caparo AP Braking and latterly Caparo Vehicle Technologies

2014

The company made significant technology steps and developed a caliper offering for the NASCAR series.

2015

The company was acquired by Liberty House Group becoming part of Liberty Vehicle Technologies and re-branded to 920Engineering (920E).

2016

920E secured Formula One supply contract

2017

920E acquired high performance control electronics business Shiftec