Introduction to IP

Integral Powertrain  head office

Integral Powertrain is a powertrain specialist that undertakes key design and development projects supporting OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in delivering competitive products to market. Its client list includes many prestigious companies in the UK, Europe, Asia, the Far East and North America, operating in a wide range of sectors including automotive passenger cars, on and off highway CVs, Motorsport, Aerospace and Defence. Projects are undertaken at its purpose-built facilities, an Engineering Centre and a new Emission & Climate Test Centre, in Milton Keynes.

IP’s sister company Intrinsys is a leading provider of PLM and design engineering services to a wide range of clients both inside and outside the automotive industry. Intrinsys is a Dassault Systèmes business partner.

IP was formed by the four current Directors (Luke Barker, Darren Cairns, Roger Duckworth and John McLean) who left Cosworth in 1998 to start the new business. 

Integral Powertrain USP's

  • Boosting and turbo-compounding
  • CO2 analysis and reduction
  • World leading capability in high speed and high power density e-machines including low volume manufacturing
  • IPM technology with integrated inverter systems offering high power at low voltage to support viable high-volume hybridisation


1998      Integral Powertrain Founded

Integral Powertrain Engineering Centre Moved to Milton Keynes

  • Management team with experience of leading international programs for major OEMs
    • Top flight experience
    • Technical strength
    • Independence
    • Track record

Milton Keynes Engineering Centre

  • Core powertrain engineering centre 

  • Prototype manufacture

  • Vehicle integration and powertrain build workshop and rig facility with competitive, high quality facilities
  • A high value philosophy means we utilise the most appropriate facilities to your programs from a range of local testing facility providers, all within a 25 mile radius of our base:
    • Vehicle testing and durability tracks
    • On-site engine, vehicle and e-machine testing facilities
  • Specialist support for non-core activities
2001 Intrinsys founded
2007 IP add Hybrid and Electric traction motor design and development facilities to the Engineering Centre
2012 IP add Electric Motor Manufacturing facility and Additional Hybrid Development capabilities to the Engineering Centre

2012 Intrinsys open new offices in South Africa


Integral Powertrain’s dedicated Emission & Climate Test Centre opens - Follow on LinkedIn

Intrinsys relocate to new premises within Kiln Farm, also located in Milton Keynes

Intrinsys acquire APPLIED CAE

The Engineering Centre further develops its hybrid and electric motor design and development facilities

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