Our Heritage

Welcome to the Heritage page of Hewland Engineering Limited.

Founded in 1957, Hewland is the company that first provided a range of available motorsport transaxle gearboxes and has supplied the worlds racing car constructors ever since.

Initially gaining fame in the 60’s and 70’s, the company had massive success in all levels of motorsport, including Formula 1, where it was by far the most dominant transmissions supplier.

Moving through the 80’s, 90’s and 00’s Hewland continued to focus on quality and performance, with a growing range of off-the-shelf transmissions finding homes in winning vehicles worldwide and achieving victories in Rallysport, GT, Touring and Sports Car racing as well as the core business of Single Seaters.

At the same time the fast pace of development in top-level motorsport dictated the need for cost sensitive bespoke solutions, a Hewland speciality. Our Advanced Engineering and Design Group excels with such challenges, drawing on the expertise of our experienced designers and engineers to not only meet such requirements, but exceed them.

The most important element of our business today is our client satisfaction, and to ensure this all of our transmissions continue to be developed with design, quality and performance at the forefront.

We’ve provided a few examples below of how Hewland have provided solutions across a wealth of different applications.