Reorganisation of Ferguson Research

The recent licensing arrangements made by Harry Ferguson Research Ltd. with GKN-Birfield Transmissions Ltd. for volume production of the Ferguson-Formula (FF) all-wheel control system has led to a reorganisation at Ferguson’s Moreton-in-Marsh headquarters. The need for vehicles to demonstrate “FF” all-wheel control is now much reduced but, in order that the demand that exists for specialised vehicles adapted to this system can continue to be satisfied, Harry Ferguson Research Ltd. has agreed to release Major Tony Rolt, for many years Managing and Technical Director of the company, so that he can concentrate on this aspect of the business.

A new company called FF Developments Ltd. has been formed by Major Rolt and under his sole direction and control will carry out FF conversions and associated development work for individual customer requirements. The new company will he hand at The Trading Estate, Siskin Drive, Coventry, and will have no connection with Harry Ferguson Research, although Major Rolt will continue as a consultant with HFR.