BRUSH is the largest independent manufacturer of turbogenerators in the world, combining the resources of three major manufacturers of generators for gas turbine and steam turbine drive


Brush recognises that as a business it has to ensure that its actions do not cause any detriment to the environment. BRUSH controls its impact on the environment by utilising the internationally recognise environmental standard ISO14001 Management systems.

Our Loughborough facility is situated adjacent to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) comprising one of the largest remaining examples of unimproved alluvial flood meadow in Leicestershire. Nationally this habitat is becoming scarce due to changes in agriculture and flood plain development.

  • Extensive flooding provides a natural nutrient input.
  • The meadow contains grasses such as Meadow Foxtail, rough meadow grass and Rye-Grass etc.
  • Some herbs including Great Burnet, Common Knapweed and the Narrow-Leaved Dropwort (not found anywhere else in Leicestershire) grow in this meadow.
  • The Summerpool Brook forms part of the perimeter for Brush Traction and our discharges into it are subject to consent by the river authority and are monitored and measured by the Environment Agency.
  • Plants found in the brook are Reed Mace and Slender Tufted Sedge amongst other fen species.
  • Birds seen on and around the site are Lapwing, Skylarks and Wagtails along with all the common species

We are consistently working to and have achieved the internationally recognised environmental standard for ISO 14001. The certifications can be viewed via the following links...