British Electric Vehicles (BEV) of Southport, Lancashire, built industrial vehicles including both small electrically motorised trolleys for carrying raw materials and products around factories and electric locomotives desirable for use underground and in flammable environments, since 1905. Closed in 1926, the business was purchased by Wingrove & Rogers Ltd of Kirkby, Liverpool. Then Wingrove & Rogers was purchased by Pikrose Group in Oldham Lancashire, working until 2005 under the Ferranti Engineering company until the mining Electric vehicles business was purchased in mid-2005 by a Peruvian Industrial Group that acquired the manufacturing Engineering and Licensed the BEV Brand. Now the mining electric locomotives in battery and trolley types are being manufactured in the Serminsa Group facilities.
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