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Lucas Diesel Systems

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of Gillingham, Kent, manufacturer of precision engine components including fuel injection systems

Started to develop a new fuel injection system for Volkswagen but by the time this had been completed in the mid-1990s it was no longer wanted by the customer who bought a competitor's product[1]

1989 Collaborated with vehicle manufacturers to develop ceramics for engine uses[2]

1990 Part of Lucas Automotive

1993 Announced job losses at Gillingham and closure of 1 of the 2 factories[3]

1996 of Stonehouse, Glos., won a Queen's Award for Environmental Achievement for the new electronic fuel injection system[4]

1999 As part of the break-up of Lucas Varity, its new owners, TRW, sold the Lucas Diesel Systems company to Delphi Automotive Systems[5]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, April 01, 1998
  2. The Times, September 07, 1989
  3. The Times, February 17, 1993
  4. The Times 1996
  5. The Times, November 24, 1999