A steel pressings specialist has secured greater than £500,000 of investment to lend a hand it expand new laminates to be used in an electrification venture.
Brandauer, which employs 60 folks at its manufacturing facility in Birmingham, is proving out a producing procedure for developing particular stacks utilized in a brand new extremely sustainable motor for the sunshine business and off-highway cars.
The company is a part of the UK-Alumotor consortium this is being led via Ricardo and contains companions Aspire Engineering, Warwick Manufacturing Group, Phoenix Scientific Industries and Global Technologies Racing.
Funding price £4 million has come from the ‘Driving the Electric Revolution Challenge’ at UK Research and Innovation, with the consortium tasked with handing over, trying out and validating pre-production of a extremely sustainable motor.
Fifteen group of workers on the Birmingham company are anticipated to be concerned within the venture.
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Mark Parsons, innovation venture supervisor at Brandauer, mentioned: “This is another exciting win for us and reinforces our growing expertise in paper thin laminations for electric motor stators and rotors.
“If the United Kingdom goes to guide the arena in electrification, we want to construct provide chain capability and new generation which is why the UK-Alumotor venture is every other vital step ahead on this purpose.
“The market opportunity is huge. At present, there are 63,000 electric light commercial vehicles made annually but this is forecast to grow to 282,000 vehicles by 2026, continuing to rise to 345,000 vehicles two years later.”
Chief government Rowan Crozier added: “It is so important that SMEs can access funding to develop new technologies.
“It minimises the danger we soak up enterprise R&D and will occasionally be the variation between us committing to a venture or now not.”