Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

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of Buckingham

Post-WWII Started to manufacture electrical equipment for the motor industry, mainly equipment to certain motor cycle manufacturers

1963 Motor Show exhibitor. Car accessories. [1]

The Witherbee Igniter Co (Wico) started in Massachusetts in 1892. They became the Wico Electric Company (New York). In 1926 they started a service depot in London, which developed into a magneto factory and in 1941 this division was purchased from the American owners by the Ministry of Aircraft production. In the late 1940s Wico was merged with the British spark plug manufacturer Pacy to become the Wico-Pacy sales corporation (based in Bletchley) and the Wipac brand was born. In 1998 Wipac was purchased by Carclo.[2]

2019 Assets acquired by Wipac Technology Limited, based in Buckingham.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1963 Motor Show
  2. [1] WIPAC website - history
  • Competition Commission [2]