Hampshire IAS – Pirelli General Cable Works
The date was January 20, 1914, when Italian manufacturer Pirelli signed the contract to open a factory in the UK choosing Southampton as its UK headquarters.
A key player for decades thereafter the factory played a key role during the Second World War supplying three-and-a-half million miles of wire to the Royal Corps of Signals and provided special wiring rigs for the Lancaster bombers.
A special pipeline was designed and manufactured by them in order to deliver fuel to vehicles involved in the D-Day landings. The pipeline under the ocean – or PLUTO – was an integral part of the military strategy of the day.
Join us for the evening to hear more about the history of this important Southampton employer
Free Car Parking is available, but there are no car charging points on site.