Garrett is an American company primarily involved in the engineering, development and manufacturing of Garrett turbochargers and related forced induction systems for ground vehicles from small passenger cars to large trucks, industrial equipment and construction machinery. +Read more
John Clifford “Cliff” Garrett founded the company as Aircraft Tool and Supply Company in a one-room office in Los Angeles in 1936. In 1938, he changed the company’s name to Garrett Corporation, consolidating what had grown to several companies into one company with three divisions.
The company produced aircraft turbochargers for the war effort in World War II, as well as avionics, environmental controls and other products but it got its break into the vehicles market in 1954 when they entered a contract to provide 5,000 Garrett turbochargers for Caterpillar mining vehicles. Garrett then began manufacturing turbos for railroads and commercial trucks. Today, Garrett is also involved in motorsports providing Garrett motion turbochargers, forced induction systems and related equipment to racing teams and various forms of automobile racing and professional competitions.