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MAHLE Powertrain confirms Wellingborough sale to Autocraft!

13-06-2018

From MAHLE Powertrain Press Release:

MAHLE Powertrain confirms Wellingborough sale

Northampton, June 2018—MAHLE Powertrain has reached an agreement to sell its production location in Wellingborough, UK to Autocraft Drivetrain Solutions Ltd. The plant closure at the end of April was due to…

From MAHLE Powertrain Press Release:

MAHLE Powertrain confirms Wellingborough sale

Northampton, June 2018—MAHLE Powertrain has reached an agreement to sell its production location in Wellingborough, UK to Autocraft Drivetrain Solutions Ltd. The plant closure at the end of April was due to the premature termination of a key customer contract resulting from reduced market demand for machined engine castings. A number of employees from  the Wellingborough site have now been relocated to other MAHLE facilities including MAHLE Powertrain’s main engineering facility in Northampton.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Autocraft, said: “Autocraft Drivetrain Solutions Ltd has purchased the building and assets of the MAHLE Powertrain Ltd site located on Booth Drive, as part of our vertical integration strategy. A proportion of assets will be transferred to our Grantham site while looking for opportunities to re-establish low volume machining at Wellingborough in 2018 to support Autocraft’s engine build requirements.”

About MAHLE
MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. The MAHLE Group is committed to making transportation more efficient, more environmentally friendly, and more comfortable by continuously optimizing the combustion engine, driving forward the use of alternative fuels, and laying the foundation for the worldwide introduction of e-mobility. The group’s product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. MAHLE products are fitted in at least every second vehicle worldwide. Components and systems from MAHLE are also used off the road—in stationary applications, for mobile machinery, rail transport, as well as marine applications.

In 2017, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 12.8 billion with around 78,000 employees and is represented in more than 30 countries with 170 production locations. At 16 major
research and development centres in Germany, Great Britain, Luxembourg, Spain, Slovenia, the USA, Brazil, Japan, China, and India, about 6,100 development engineers and technicians are
working on innovative solutions for the mobility of the future.

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25-01-2018

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Autocraft’s Sascha Ruggaber receives Industrial Fellowship

05-10-2017

Congratulations to our PhD academic Sascha Ruggaber

Project Engineer Sascha Ruggaber receives Industrial Fellowship to support his PhD work from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851.

Congratulations to our PhD academic Sascha Ruggaber who has received an Industrial Fellowship from The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. Sascha was one of fourteen recipients chosen for this prestigious Industrial Fellowship, and receives funding from Prince Albert’s educational legacy to fund his work in ‘creating new technologies for the remanufacturing of automotive engines through the sustainable reclamation of components.’ Sascha is a Project Engineer with Autocraft and has recently completed his MSc in Manufacturing Management.  He started with Autocraft in 2013 as a graduate engineer, and continues his professional development with the support of the company and in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde.

Autocraft’s co-owner and commercial & engineering director Mike Hague-Morgan commented “this is a fantastic achievement for Sascha, Autocraft and the University of Strathclyde. Raw materials and energy will become even more expensive in years to come, it is so important that we find better ways of reclaiming engine components to further reduce the ‘new’ content required in a remanufactured engine. Sascha’s PhD project combined with the support from the 1851 Royal Commission and the university will help Autocraft to further increase its remanufactured content from 85% upwards. It also demonstrates Autocraft’s desire to support our graduates in their professional development.”

Each year the Commission awards Industrial Fellowships to the UK’s most promising young doctoral engineers and scientists. The Commission supports them to help bring their technologies to commercialisation and make an impact on businesses and society. Originally set up by Prince Albert following the Great Exhibition of 1851, the Industrial Fellowships recognise the best research that could advance British industry and award them funds to bring them to market.

Bernard Taylor, Chairman of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, said: “Ensuring Britain’s young scientists and engineers are supported is crucial to ensuring that the UK is at the forefront of innovation in the years to come. Our Industrial Fellowships are designed to fund and commercialise the most promising technologies that could shape our society in the future. This year, we have awarded more Fellowships than ever before, and the breadth of technologies we are supporting, from artificial intelligence, to clean power and potential cures for most deadly diseases demonstrates that the talent in the UK is only growing.”

The Industrial Fellowships provide graduates with the means to develop innovative technology with commercial potential, ideally leading to a patent, while completing a PhD or EngD. Each Fellow receives up to £80,000 worth of funding over three years for their work, which they will carry out in collaboration with an academic institution and a business partner. The programme plays a crucial role in facilitating collaboration between universities and industry, offering much sought after funding for research and development for new intellectual property. It also enables promising scientists and engineers to conduct research whilst gaining valuable industry experience.

Congratulations Sascha! 

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Autocraft Debuts at Automechanika Birmingham!

12-06-2017

Autocraft exhibited for the first time in the UK at the Automechanika 2017 show at the NEC Birmingham, during 6-8 June. Autocraft showcased its OEM-standard engine build capability, with visitors to the stand participating in using the ‘No Fault Forward’…

Autocraft exhibited for the first time in the UK at the Automechanika 2017 show at the NEC Birmingham, during 6-8 June. Autocraft showcased its OEM-standard engine build capability, with visitors to the stand participating in using the ‘No Fault Forward’ technology to correctly torque bolts on a Ford Sigma Cam Cover.

Widely billed as the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain, Autocraft was situated in the heart of the Supply Chain Zone. Visitors to the stand also learned of Autocraft’s specially developed PTWA/RSW cylinder bore coating technology and cylinder head and block machining capability.

The stand was shared and co-branded with sister-company Vertex Engineering Solutions, who displayed an array of prototype and low volume component capability. Machined components including Aston Martin V12 inlet manifolds were on display, together with Vertex’s fixture design and manufacture capability and mould & die machining expertise.

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