GT Exhausts (NI) Limited was founded in 1975, by entrepreneur, vehicle mechanic and vehicle dealer operator; Mr Gilbert Tunney. Having successfully launched and operated a number of vehicle dealerships across Northern Ireland including Ford, Vauxhall, Renault, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Honda, Daihatsu, Hyundai, Subaru, Isuzu and Ssang Yong, Mr Tunney saw a niche in the vehicle parts sector and with that came the start of an exhaust manufacturing and distribution plant at Enniskillen. He purchased his first factory premises, and all that remained to be done was buy and commission plant and machinery, find and train staff and of course get customers!
The first machine installed at the factory was a pipe bending machine at a cost of £65,000!. He then set about finding customers and secured clients including Ford Motor Company and Chrysler Eire, where GT Exhausts manufactured Original Equipment Systems for cars such as the Cortina and Mk II Escort. With the economy and the manufacturing industry in disarray leading to the folding of these companies during the 1970's, our founder sought to create its own market force and created and developed a broad range of systems for the replacement market whilst also securing Original Equipment customers overseas.
As the vehicle parc, and demand expanded, so too did GT Exhausts. Expansions at the original factory took place in 1980, 1982, 1985 and 1990, and finally in 2000, GT Exhausts opened its new purpose built plant on a green belt site. Whilst these expansions were taking place so too were the launch of our Fast Fit Centres and Distribution warehouses across, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, which have served our Research & Development Team with invaluable product knowledge. As well as the replacement sector, GT Exhausts also manufacture Original Equipment/Genuine parts which are exported across Europe, USA, Brazil and Japan.
GT Exhausts are the leading manufacturers of emission control exhaust systems, offering the most complete range of Exhausts, Catalytic Convertors and mountings for the aftermarket. We also manufacturer and offer bespoke solutions for Northern Ireland's leading specialist vehicle converters for wheelchair accessible vehicles, taxi's minibuses and va
Today GT Exhausts continually re-evaluate it's strategy to meet the demands of the market place and manufacture a vast range of Exhaust Systems and Catalytic Converters for Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles, 4x4's, Agricultural and Lift Truck Vehicles, Generators and related fitting components.
GT Exhausts at present supplies a range of 21,500+ different exhaust applications, GTE pride themselves being 1st to market adding up to 40 new part no's each month working very closely with franchise dealers to establish the parts failing first
Quality GTE use fully aluminised steel and tube throughout the exhaust system 1.5mm, 1.7mm and 2.0mm, ensuring all pipes from 44.45mm up to 76.20mm are mandrill bent, this in turn ensures the diameter of pipes are not being reduced, restricting the gas flow and increasing fuel consumption. GTE only use top quality inner braided flexi's with chinn or mesh flex, on the increasing range of vehicles needing more flexibility on the exhaust, along with an interlocking flexi on cats and DPF to comply with the higher KW HP and EU 2-3-4-5 and 6 emissions. GTE silencer box is manually assembled with limited welds to avoid corrosion, rarely using E glass or rock wool to silence the exhaust, with the exception, only on older vehicles or between double panelled units. The internal is designed to give free gas flow, less back pressure, better noise levels. Leaving the end user with a greener cleaner product.
GT Exhausts innovative designs, along with our research and development allows us to manufacture a product that improves on the original quality, redesigning, and strengthening the exhaust to suit the conversion, GT will endeavour to use the original silencer where possible. In order to ensure high quality of manufactured products, all stages of production are covered by inspections using ISO9001, ISO14001 & ISO18001.