Honeywell announces Garrett as company name for Transportation Systems business after spinoff
Honeywell announced that its Transportation Systems business will rebrand itself "Garrett - Advancing Motion" upon successful completion of the previously announced spinoff which is expected to close before the end of the third quarter.
The Garrett name ties back to Honeywell's turbo origins in the 1950s. At that time, entrepreneur and 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.
Honeywell Transportation Systems has been using the Garrett name to brand its current portfolio of aftermarket replacement and performance upgrade turbochargers for gasoline and diesel passenger and commercial vehicles. The decision was made to name the new company Garrett to acknowledge its long history of innovation while adding the tag line “Advancing Motion” to embrace the future and the broader portfolio of differentiated products and services that Transportation Systems offers its global customers. The new Garrett company will develop turbocharger technologies with advanced engineering capabilities for a range of engine types across automobile, truck, and other vehicle markets.
"There is a strong emotional attachment to the Garrett name, which has stood for pioneering turbo technology for more than 60 years and has made an indelible mark on the driving habits of millions of vehicle owners as well as the history of automotive engine performance," said Transportation Systems President and CEO Olivier Rabiller, "Moving forward, the Garrett name will continue to be synonymous with turbocharging technologies and also support the tangible progress and investments we have made in electric products, software, and connected vehicles, and the future growth we see reshaping our industry."
"We believe the next generation of vehicles will require a complementary mix of high-performance technologies to meet more stringent global environmental standards and demands for safer and more reliable electrified powertrains and connected cars," said Rabiller. "We see our role as an enabler for redefining and advancing how technology will move people and goods. Garrett Advancing Motion captures both our traditional automotive domain experience as well as our capability for applying cross-industry excellence to solve problems."