Mo­tor­sport AMADEO MARTI CAR­BONELL

EME Outlook - - R I Cardo P E R F Ormance P R Oducts - Amadeo

epit­o­mises the very best of in­no­va­tion and en­gi­neer­ing, con­tin­u­ally com­bined in new, ever-ad­vanc­ing ways that pro­vide a plat­form for in­cre­men­tal im­prove­ment.

For­mula One is the pin­na­cle of this, each car com­pris­ing 80,000 care­fully po­si­tioned com­po­nents that are uniquely and in­di­vid­u­ally scru­ti­nised through rig­or­ous test­ing and tech­nol­ogy-en­abled anal­y­sis.

The rapid evo­lu­tion of high- per­for­mance ve­hi­cles that has been ex­pe­ri­enced in re­cent decades and the of­ten-as­tound­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties of cur­rent mod­els are tes­ta­ment to the ex­per­tise of man­u­fac­tur­ers and en­gi­neers, such as the ex­perts at Ricardo Per­for­mance Prod­ucts.

As the man­u­fac­tur­ing arm of global en­gi­neer­ing, en­vi­ron­men­tal and strate­gic con­sul­tancy Ricardo, the firm’s Per­for­mance Prod­ucts di­vi­sion pi­o­neered early hy­per cars such as the Jaguar XJ220 and Mclaren F1 and to­day con­tin­ues to work with a range world-renowned global brands, from Volk­swa­gen’s Bu­gatti Ch­i­ron to As­ton Martin’s Valkyrie.

How­ever, in line with the evo­lu­tion of the au­to­mo­tive mar­ket, Ricardo Per­for­mance Prod­ucts’ ca­pa­bil­i­ties have di­ver­si­fied in re­cent times, with the firm now op­er­at­ing across a broad range of ad­vanced man­u­fac­tur­ing seg­ments.

“Orig­i­nally a man­u­fac­turer of pro­to­type and race car trans­mis­sions, Per­for­mance Prod­ucts has grown to sup­port niche assem­bly in trans­mis­sion, engines and com­plete ve­hi­cles and is now well es­tab­lished as the man­u­fac­tur­ing spe­cial­ists within Ricardo,” ex­plains Martin Starkey, Busi­ness Devel­op­ment Di­rec­tor for the di­vi­sion.

Martí Car­bonell, S.A. (AMC) is a cast­ing and ma­chin­ing sup­plier for the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try. Founded in 1958, AMC is spe­cialised in high pre­ci­sion ma­chin­ing of alu­minium and iron com­po­nents such as en­gine cylin­der heads as well as com­plex alu­minium grav­ity cast­ing and high pres­sure die cast­ing.

The com­pany is based in the Castel­lón prov­ince in Spain, lo­cated on the eastern coast of the coun­try, and is recog­nised around the world as lead­ing spe­cial­ist op­er­at­ing in this niche.

AMC is a one-stop shop for alu­minium com­po­nents, which has been able to thrive within the in­dus­try due to its flex­i­ble com­pany men­tal­ity, which trans­lates into man­u­fac­tur­ing for a wide range of clients and projects.

From high com­plex­ity and low vol­ume parts, to low risk and high-vol­ume ones, in­clud­ing safety and struc­tural parts, AMC is able to cater to all client needs. Fur­ther­more, AMC has ex­pe­ri­ence tak­ing projects from the early devel­op­ment phases up to se­rial mass pro­duc­tion.

Cur­rently, AMC holds over 36 CNC ma­chines, six cast­ing cen­tres, three HPDC ma­chines, 3D sand print­ing ma­chines and a brand-new lab­o­ra­tory within its main pro­duc­tion plant.

AMC has de­vel­oped a strong re­la­tion­ship with RICARDO UK over the last years through the devel­op­ment of high-per­for­mance en­gine com­po­nents.

The Per­for­mance Prod­ucts busi­ness ac­counts for around 20 per­cent of the Ricardo Group’s en­tire rev­enue. The di­vi­sion man­u­fac­tures and as­sem­bles high-qual­ity prototypes and niche vol­umes of com­plex en­gine, trans­mis­sion and ve­hi­cle prod­ucts. These are de­signed ei­ther in house by the firm’s var­i­ous de­sign and en­gi­neer­ing ex­perts or by Ricardo’s cus­tomers them­selves. Its op­er­a­tions in­clude a Uk-based highly flex­i­ble trans­mis­sion man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity at its Mid­lands Tech­ni­cal Cen­tre and an en­gine assem­bly fa­cil­ity at its Shore­ham Tech­ni­cal Cen­tre, along­side a global sup­port net­work span­ning the UK, the US, the Nether­lands, Italy, the Czech Repub­lic and China.

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