Houghton International is a British electro mechanical engineering company operating globally in the repair, maintenance and life extension of rotating electrical machines. Its primary market sectors are power generation, renewables, industrial, water, oil and gas, marine and rail. It operates through three divisions; Electro Mechanical Services that provides in-house and on-site services, High Voltage Coil manufacturing and Rail which provides AC & DC traction motor and motor alternator (MA) set repairs. Houghton International was founded in 1984 by Christine and Ron Mitten in Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham. In 1989 motor repair and coil manufacturing divisions were launched and in 2002 the company commenced rewinding AC traction motors.