at the forefront of innovative engineering

founded by Horace W. Cullum in 1898

OUR HISTORY

Throughout the years Cullum has been at the forefront of innovative engineering and our heritage inspires our continual development.

Our History

Founded by Horace W.Cullum, in 1898, Cullum started life as a specialist acoustic building supplies business based in London. Interest by Douglas Jack W.Cullum in the noise generated by aircraft engines and propellers led to the design of a silencer for the W2 700 jet engine developed by Sir Frank Whittle and his team at Power Jets Ltd. From 1943 the significant growth and development of the jet engine produced demand for a ‘Detuner’ a generic term for a jet engine test cell exhaust system, so Cullum Detuners Limited was formed in 1959 to solely concentrate on the aerospace industry and in 1972 Cullum moved to our present site in Heanor, Derbyshire.

Since the pioneering days the company has been a leading supplier of noise control equipment to the aerospace industry from manufacturing and installing their first commercially ordered Detuner for the DeHavilland Engine Company in 1943, to completing the largest Advanced Test Cell facility in the world for Rolls-Royce, Derby in 2007.

From 1960’s onwards Cullum has also been instrumental in the advancement of complete turbine support systems packaging for power generation and oil and gas drive applications for industrial gas turbines. We have also expanded our products and services to offer refurbishment and replacement of these systems.

Since 2010 Marine power generation packaging expansion has seen Cullum inaugurate a specialist facility at our premises for the integration of the various marine systems. We have also constructed a test facility for the refurbishment of nuclear high integrity cranes. Both these facilities demonstrate that we are committed to engineering our future and building on our skills and experience.

Throughout the years Cullum has been at the forefront of innovative engineering and our heritage inspires our continual development and application of the latest technology and environmental solutions to remain the principal authority on noise control solutions and be inventive in establishing new areas of the business.

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