|Object Type:||Promotional Item|
|Object Name:||Engraved Glass Promotional item from Meggitt Systems.|
|Year of Manufacture:||circa 2016|
|Location:||Cupboard 3 (awards) [Main Store]|
Boxed Glass Block with image of F-16 inside. Meggitt may have produced this block for the award of the F-16 Canopy actuation contract.
The Meggitt name first really appears in the company history in 1964, when Yorkshire-based Willson Lathes bought the long-established, family-owned Dorset engineering company and became Willson Meggitt Holdings. Although Meggitt was the smaller company, its name was the one that survived. Most companies that have been around for any length of time either acquire others or are themselves subsumed into a larger entity: that’s natural. But Meggitt consists of around 30 companies, many of which have their own, lengthy history. The very first company to which Meggitt’s origins can be traced was that of Enrico Negretti and Joseph Zambra, Italian immigrant craftsmen whose original skills were in making thermometers. Negretti & Zambra set up as meteorological instrument-makers in London’s Holborn Circus in 1850. Today, it is known for designing and manufacturing high performance components and sub-systems for aerospace and defence markets and applies its core sensing and control technologies to hydro, steam and gas turbomachinery generators, oil and gas applications and the medical, mainstream industrial, test engineering and transportation sectors. The group employs c. 12,000 people across 53 operating facilities.