IT is possibly Huddersfield’s most iconic firm.
Tens of thousands of people from the town have worked at David Brown over the past 150 years.
And now the University of Huddersfield is holding an exhibition to mark the landmark anniversary of the Lockwood-based engineering firm.
The show has opened in Quayside, near the university library, and will run until April 4.
The exhibition features memorabilia from the firm which has designed, built and repaired gearboxes since 1860.
Students will also have the opportunity to talk to a panel about placements and training with David Brown’s Gear Academy, run through the University.
More than 420 employees have been taught through the programme and last year the company started to offer a post-graduate course in Gear Technology.
Researcher, Dr Jeanette Martin, said: “The university is delighted to help celebrate 150 years of this important local company.
“It is hoped that the exhibition will encourage our students to undertake work placements at David Brown and seek employment with this key employer after graduation.”
David Brown employs 1,100 people in eight different countries, including 420 staff at the Park Works factory in Lockwood.
It has recently secured huge new contracts to manufacture gearboxes for wind turbines.
The deal may mean that part of the production operation leaves Lockwood.
Firm directors have confirmed they are on the lookout for a new site to suit the new production demands.