Barrus relocated to Bicester in 1978 to take advantage of the town’s geographical location being at the heart of Britain’s road system.
Our business today is diverse and challenging, and we have developed partnerships with major international companies representing leading brands in the garden machinery, garden tools, marine and industrial engine markets. Mariner and Mercury outboard engines, Quicksilver boats, Cub Cadet and Lawnflite garden machinery, WOLF-Garten and Wilkinson Sword garden tools, Yanmar and John Deere marine and industrial engines, are just some of the company’s impressive portfolio of brands.
Barrus is also recognised worldwide as a leading custom-engine builder supplying original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the MOD, RNLI and other military and professional rescue and emergency services organisations. The company’s expertise in specialist applications and engineering support enables us to offer a flexible approach to the specific requirements of these customers.
As a company dependent on a continuing high level of engineering skills, Barrus also supports local universities, colleges and schools with the provision of apprenticeship programmes. Many young Barrus engineering students on work experience placements have now joined the company on a permanent basis. Barrus is also proud to support and host the prestigious, annual Oxfordshire Young Engineer High Sheriff’s Awards.