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The company's three founding directors, Jeff Moore, Steve Baker and Jerry Elphick, had their roots as engineers within Lucas Industries, now TRW and Delphi. MBE was founded in order to provide powertrain control systems during a time of intense technological change within motorsport. The techniques employed enabled rapid development of the company and to the subsequent growth of MBE Systems.

MBE has built its reputation by harnessing its significant technical expertise with an impressive "can-do" approach to every project undertaken - a success story proved over and again. MBE deliver:

  • Fast Response - often outpacing client deadlines
  • Highly Competitive - in development and production costs 
  • Bespoke Systems - designed to meet the most exacting standards
  • Experience - valuable advice and consultancy at every stage
  • Innovation - in design and performance which exceed client expectations

The collective goal at MBE is to enable the development of the best technical innovations within the powertrain industry, whether that goal is cleaner environment, reduced weight or more power. The MBE team is continually developing unique diagnostic software systems and revolutionizing the design and manufacturing processes associated with emission-legislation compliance. The key benefits to clients being increased speed in design and development and reduced production costs.

The sophisticated technological advances made by the company have led to MBE being regular partners in the development programs of Engine Management systems for some of the world's leading automotive companies, both for production vehicles, R&D applications and motor sport clients.

Company Milestones

1987 MBE founded

1989 Toyota Motorsport award MBE the contract to design and produce Engine Management Systems for their World Rally Championship Challenge

1990 Long term partnerships established with Cosworth Engineering and Caterham Cars

1994 World Rally Championship Title win

1995 Start of development of Engine Management Systems for Rolls Royce Bentley

1996 TVR starts production of Cerbera using mbe developed and produced Engine Management Systems

1995 US Department of Defense contract 

1997 Polaris Industries use MBE to design, calibrate and produce a V-Twin Engine Management System for the Victory Range of Motorcycles

2000 S&S Cycle start work on a new V-Twin Engine for cruiser applications using MBE powertrain control systems

2002 Gibbs rely on mbe for design and production of a safety critical suspension control system on a novel amphibious vehicle

2004 Body Control and Engine Control System development and production begins for Spyker cars

2005 TVR appoint MBE to design and produce a globally compliant Engine Mangagement System for future models

2007 Mahle Powertrain use MBE to showcase their high profile engine design capabilies using all latest control strategies

2009 Construction of new clean-room and assembly facilities

2011 Approval for supply to U.S. Army (aviation)

2013 First homologated GDI Engine