ROLLE, Switzerland – Honeywell said it has changed the name of its Garrett aftermarket turbochargers to “Honeywell Garrett” in an effort to “better convey the full capability and promise of its differentiated technology.”
Honeywell Garrett serves the independent aftermarket with OE replacement turbochargers as well specialized performance turbochargers for tuners and grassroots customers and professional motorsports teams.
“We want our distributors and end customers to know that the whole of our design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities are part of every turbocharger we sell, and backed by the same customer service mindset that has made us a turbo leader for more than 60 years,” said Eric Fraysse, Honeywell Transportation Systems Aftermarket vice president and general manager.
The Honeywell Garrett portfolio of replacement turbochargers covers gasoline and diesel passenger and commercial vehicles, including numerous advanced two-stage and variable-geometry applications.
In addition, Honeywell Garrett offers high-performance turbo upgrades and re-manufactured replacement turbos built and tested in the same manner as new turbos for customers “seeking a less expensive option without compromising on performance or reliability,” according to the company.
“Retaining the legendary Garrett name was a priority for Honeywell, as it has become synonymous with automotive turbocharging for many industry professionals and tuners for decades,” the company said in a news release.
Honeywell’s turbo origins date back to the 1950s when engineer Cliff Garrett led a project team to develop a turbocharger for a Caterpillar D9 crawler tractor that launched in 1954, marking the beginning of the turbocharged era for the automotive industry, according to the company.
Garrett is associated with numerous race championships and speed records dating back to the original F1 turbo era in the 1970s and 1980s, and including historic performances at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as global world rally, road racing, drifting and auto cross series.