E P Barrus Ltd

Glen Way
Launton Road
OX26 4UR
United Kingdom

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A great British company founded in 1917; Barrus has a strong sales, distribution and engineering focus. Approaching its centenary, Barrus continues to display the core values laid down by its founder, Ernest Prouty Barrus, of innovation and creativity that have become synonymous with the Barrus name.

Barrus has developed partnerships with major international companies representing leading brands in the garden machinery, garden tools, marine and industrial engine markets.

Each of these markets sectors are serviced and supported by specialist teams. They deliver professional sales and technical after-sales back-up to the Barrus network of over 3,000 authorised dealers to provide the highest quality products and service to the end user.

Recognised worldwide as a leading custom-engine builder, Barrus's applications engineers and engine builders ensure the optimum engine specification is supplied direct to original equipment customers' production lines.

Barrus's research and development team work as consultants with the MoD, the RNLI and other military and emergency services organisations supplying specialist engines and equipment.

The demanding operating environments that these organisations encounter set the standards that Barrus apply across all products and services.

Marine Leisure

The Marine Leisure Division has an enviable portfolio of market leading brands offering the recreational boater and professional user an extensive choice of high performance marine outboard engines, leisure and fishing boats.

Barrus has a long association with one of the world’s leading manufacturers of boat engines and leisure craft, the Brunswick Corporation. Starting with the introduction of the Mariner range of outboards in the 70s, Barrus’ success resulted in Brunswick awarding the company UK distribution of Mercury outboards. Mariner and Mercury represent the very latest in outboard engine technology enabling Barrus to offer the most advanced and broadest range of outboards available.

A significant development in the growth of this division has been the addition of the award-winning range of Quicksilver boats, another brand from the Brunswick Boat Group, who are also one of the largest boat manufacturers in Europe. Innovative design and functionality are the trademarks of this range.

Inflatable boats complete the line-up of products from the Marine Leisure Division with the SunSport, Mercury and AB boat brands offering affordable starter packages right through to beautifully crafted, luxury models.

Marine Diesel

The Marine Diesel Division supply high performance, marine propulsion systems to boat builders and fleet operators in both the leisure and commercial sectors. Barrus has long standing partnerships with leading international companies including the Brunswick Corporation representing the Mercury MerCruiser petrol and Mercury diesel engine product ranges.

Yanmar’s relationship with Barrus began in the 1960’s which took the Japanese firm into a completely new sector of the marine diesel market and throughout the 1970’s they worked closely together on engine design and modification. Yanmar is now one of the world’s leading marine engine manufacturers, manufacturing and marinising their own engines as well as collaborating with Toyota and BMW to create a full range from 10hp to commercial marine engines up to 4500hp. The successful relationship with Yanmar has led to Barrus becoming one of the largest Yanmar distributors in Europe.

All brands offer the most technologically advanced marine inboard engines capable of powering a diverse range of craft including sailboats and luxury yachts, powerboats and family cruisers and commercial fishing boats and workboats.

The division’s technical sales engineers provide customers with professional sales advice combined with expert technical support for both small and large scale projects.

The Mase range of marine generators powered by Yanmar diesel engines offer low sound and vibration levels providing a quiet and comfortable environment on-board.

Special Products

The Special Products Division is a dedicated team set up to design and develop custom-built engines and accessories to meet the specific operational requirements of its professional customers. The team has a wealth of experience and knowledge capable of solving the exacting requirements and applications of specialist organisations including the professional rescue services, the military and other government and commercial organisations.

Barrus has developed close relationships with many of its major customers working as consultants and suppliers. These include organisations such as the RNLI, UK MoD, US DoD, H. M. Coastguard, Overseas Government Forces, Police and Fire Service Search and Rescue Units. Barrus was proud to be awarded a long term partnering agreement with the UK MoD. This covers the supply, overhaul and repair of all outboard engines, Seatek and Yanmar inboard diesel engines and post design services and in-service support.

The Special Products Division has been responsible for many innovations over the years. FAST PIRS® (Post Immersion Restart System) is an outboard engine that can be rapidly started after being submerged; a significant advance for self-righting search and rescue vessels and a multi-fuel outboard capable of running on four NATO fuels.

John Deere’s renowned marine diesel engines and Shire canal boat and workboat engines are also part of this divisional line-up. The Shire canal boat range is continually being updated with innovative features and benefits to maintain its position as a leader in this market. A commercial range of Shire workboat and riverboat engines have been developed based on the Yanmar and John Deere marine diesel engine blocks, renowned for their rugged reliability and durability.

Lawn & Garden

The Lawn & Garden Division has a comprehensive range of premium quality lawnmowers and powered garden equipment from leading brands suitable for both the domestic and professional user.

Many of the brands including Cub Cadet, WOLF-Garten and Lawnflite are supplied by the Modern Tool and Die Company, MTD Products Inc., co-owners of Barrus. MTD is one of the largest global manufacturers of outdoor powered equipment; a company that is committed to providing products that are built to the highest engineering standards delivering the best in performance and results. The product line-up has always been driven by innovation and the introduction of Cub Cadet’s steering wheel zero-turn technology for lawn tractors has been a significant advancement within the industry.

Agri-Fab’s high quality, durable lawn product accessories are the perfect complement to the lawn tractor range.

For the professional user, the Rover and Lawnflite PRO machinery ranges will withstand the rigours of daily use whilst reducing the through life cost.

The Massey Ferguson range of domestic lawn and ground care machinery is supplied by Barrus to Massey Ferguson dealers throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Barrus has one of the largest specialist dealer networks in the industry offering users professional advice and exceptional levels of after-sales and technical support.

Garden Tools

The Garden Tools Division offers an extensive range of garden hand tools and battery powered products from the well-respected brands of WOLF-Garten and Wilkinson Sword.

Modern Tool and Die Company (MTD), acquired WOLF-Garten in 2009 and appointed Barrus as the distributor for the UK. MTD has continued to strengthen and develop the brand throughout Europe, building a reputation as one of the most popular brands for garden tools.

Starting with the introduction of the ground-breaking draw hoe over 80 years ago, WOLF-Garten’s philosophy has been to provide products of premium quality and performance that make gardening easier and more enjoyable. The innovative multi-change® garden tool system introduced in 1982 is a clear example of this with a range of tool heads and handles suitable for any type of gardening task.

In 2010, Barrus secured a trade mark licence agreement with Wilkinson Sword Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Energizer Holdings Inc.) to use this established and well-respected brand name to sell and market a range of garden tools. This totally unique range has been designed to meet the expectations of the brands existing, loyal customer base and to appeal to gardeners looking for recognisable quality garden tools. The success with Wilkinson Sword has seen a new distribution arrangement with the Energizer Group Ltd., to supply the Energizer range of batteries and torches.

All brands are sold through national and independent retailers and all leading garden centres.


The Industrial Division offers a range of diesel, petrol and gas engines from some of the world’s leading manufacturers including Yanmar, John Deere, Kawasaki and Toyota. The continued commitment and investment in product development by these companies enables Barrus to meet the exacting demands of original equipment manufacturers for high quality, performance, durability and reliability.

The division has been highly successful in introducing these products into diverse market sectors with applications in construction, telecommunications, agriculture, forestry, military, railways and transport refrigeration.

A core competency of the Division is its flexible approach to customer’s needs, providing specialist engineering support for both one off projects and volume production. Application testing is a vital part of the service, enabling the customer to have access to accurate data to determine how an engine will perform throughout its life.

The division has recently expanded its line-up of power solutions to include Toyota CNG, NG and LPG engines. These engines are suitable for a variety of applications including power generation, material handling, utility and access equipment.

Powered Products

The Powered Products Division offers a full range of Loncin engines, generators and pumps which are used by many original equipment manufacturers around the world. Loncin GPE was established in 1993 as a motorcycle engine manufacturer and in 2005 became a collaborative partner of BMW. The company, whose portfolio now includes engines, generators and motorcycles, has developed a reputation for high quality, reliable and durable products.

The range offers applications for the professional user in the plant hire, construction and ground care markets, and, in addition for the homeowner and DIY enthusiast looking for quality products at a competitive price.

With many customers choosing to extend the life of their existing equipment, the Loncin range of horizontal, vertical and V-Twin engines are ideally suited as a cost effective engine for the repower market.



Registration Number: 00148476
VAT Number: GB226 6625 58
Registered at Companies House:18 September, 1917 (101 years ago)
No of Employees: 101-250
Annual Turnover: n/a
Company Type:
  • Manufacturer
  • Distributor

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Tuesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
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Brand & Trade Names

  • AB Inflatables Inflatable boats
  • Agri-Fab Trailed accessories
  • Agri-Fab Trailed garden accessories
  • Arnold Garden machinery spare parts
  • Attwood Marine spare parts
  • Cub Cadet Garden machinery
  • Energizer Batteries and torches
  • John Deere Inboard engines
  • John Deere Industrial engines
  • Kawasaki Industrial engines
  • Lawnflite Garden machinery
  • Lawnflite Garden machinery
  • Lawnflite Pro Professional garden machinery
  • Lawnflite Pro Professional garden machinery
  • Loncin Engines, generators, pumps
  • Mariner Outboard engines
  • Mase Marine generators
  • Mercury Outboard engines
  • Mercury Diesel Inboard engines
  • Mercury MerCruiser Inboard engines
  • MTD Powered garden machinery
  • Quicksilver Leisure and fishing boats
  • Rover Professional garden machinery
  • SeaSearch Inflatable boats
  • Shire Canal, river boat and work boat engines
  • SunSport Inflatable boats
  • Tondu Garden machinery
  • Toyota Industrial gas engines
  • Wikinson Sword Garden hand tools
  • WOLF-Garten Garden hand tools and powered tools
  • Yanmar In board engines and stern drives
  • Yanmar Industrial engines

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