Our heritage

Frazer-Nash has always been renowned for its innovative engineering.

Frazer-Nash has always been renowned for its innovative engineering. This passion started with just one man, Archie Frazer-Nash.

Archie believed in delivering engineering excellence by exceeding expectations. He was passionate about innovation, creativity and striving to achieve the impossible. 

Frazer-Nash - the early years


The Frazer-Nash engineering legacy can be traced right back to the 1920s, when Archie Frazer-Nash started the Frazer Nash company to design and produce specialist cars.


Archie's talent for engineering and innovation leads to his design and production of machine gun turrets for Wellington and Lancaster bombers, used during the Second World War.


Frazer-Nash becomes a major developer of air weapons carriage systems and, by the time of Archie's death in 1965, the group has become a 2nd tier defence and civil contractor.


Frazer-Nash Consultancy is formed as part of the Frazer-Nash Group of companies to provide engineering analysis and computational services to the group's other companies.


Following a management buyout, Frazer-Nash Consultancy continues to grow rapidly, building its portfolio of major support contracts which begins with the MOD.


Frazer-Nash Consultancy is acquired to form part of Devonport Management Limited - which is subsequently acquired by the Babcock International Group plc.


Now owned by the Babcock International Group, Frazer-Nash Consultancy remains an independent operating entity.


Frazer-Nash Consultancy opens its first Australian office in Adelaide to support programmes in defence, natural resources, rail and aerospace.


Frazer-Nash Consultancy opens a new office in Melbourne, and in 2015 an office in Canberra, its third Australian office. In 2019, Frazer-Nash opens an office in Sydney.


In October 2021, Frazer-Nash was acquired from Babcock by KBR (NYSE: KBR).