BGB was established in 1976 as a manufacturer of carbon brush holders and began exporting in the early 1990's - now over 90% of turnover is achieved through the exportation of goods and services. BGB has built a good reputation for its products worldwide. Predominant European markets include Scandinavia, Spain and Germany in which BGB lays claim as leader in the field. Products are being supplied to worldwide markets such as Australia, India, Canada, Chile, Korea, USA and Japan.
In 2004 BGB purchased the commercial interests of another Grantham company - Aquabeam Ltd, manufacturers of Aquaculture products. This acquisition expanded the Company's product portfolio into the field of underwater lighting, camera systems and cables/connectors. Primary applications include cage illuminators for photoperiod manipulation within fish farming, underwater lighting for the leisure and nuclear industries and submerged lighting for yachts. Through this division, BGB engineers have developed Digilinc, a wireless Ethernet bridge which enables high speed data or video links to be transmitted across distances of up to 20km with line of sight. Applications for Digilinc include wireless CCTV and remote security and monitoring functions.
The final brand in the trilogy, BGB Telemetry, offers the highly successful Fibre Optic Rotary Joint (FORJ) – Optilinc. As Optilinc continues to open new markets and applications, it was decided that Optilinc needed its own specific "contactless" brand identity instead of sitting under the general BGB Engineering brand.
As well as Optilinc, BGB Telemetry opens the way for further innovations such as induction and other contactless methods of transferring power, data and signal through rotary applications.