Qoros and Mazak Join the Adventure
With plans for a new vehicle to compete at the top end of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2017 well under way, we are incredibly pleased to announce our latest two high-level sponsors: Qoros and Yamazaki Mazak.
The first of what we intend to be a new wave of support for the team, Qoros and Mazak represent the increased interest we are receiving from international companies, something which we expect to increase further when our story is aired globally on Discovery Channel next year.
Qoros, an automotive OEM in China, develops vehicles that are differentiated in their design, safety, and connected services and that exhibit international standards of quality. In the growing Chinese automobile market, Qoros has an exceptional position, with a brand identity and product positioning that is clearly distinguishable from domestic car manufacturers and international joint ventures.
“Qoros is glad to support the Cambridge University Eco Racing team through their journey to the World Solar Challenge.” said Dr. Leon Liu, Chief Operation Officer of Qoros Auto, “As a new and innovative force in the auto industry, Qoros is dedicated to becoming a transformational company that embraces the future mobile life. With this vision, we’ve been working vigorously to speed-up the development of alternative energy technologies as well as support endeavors made by partners and institutions to raise awareness and spark discussions.”
Yamazaki Mazak was established in 1919 and has been contributing to the development of the machine tool industry as a leading global company. Yamazaki Mazak manufactures not only advanced machine tools such as multi-tasking centers, CNC turning centers, machining centers and laser processing machines but also automation systems with the concept of DONE IN ONE to support global manufacturing by providing exceptional productivity and versatility.
Marcus Burton, European Managing Director for Mazak, commented "Mazak Europe is proud to be a supporter of Cambridge University Eco Racing (CUER). Encouraging innovation in sustainable vehicle technologies is to be applauded and CUER shares Mazak's aim to provide the inspiration for more young people to seek their future in engineering"
With substantial financial uncertainty around the globe this year, we are very pleased to see that the support for endeavours like ours has not dried up. With two international events this month alone, the team’s reputation is certainly growing and this sets us in good stead for the year ahead.
We are very grateful to the support of Qoros and Mazak Europe and look forward to working with the on our adventure to the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge and beyond.