McLaren inaugurates Sheffield tech centre Magazine

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Luxury sports vehicle manufacturer, McLaren Automotive, has inaugurated its 50 million Composites Technology Centre in Sheffield.

From 2019, the manufacturing centre starts production of graphite tubs for McLaren.

When fully operational, about 200 individuals will have the MCTC, which could supply graphite tubs for the McLaren Production Centre in Surrey where the company’s sportcars and supercars are hand- assembled.

Carbon fibre has always been a part of McLaren’s DNA, this company having introduced the initial graphite chassis into Formula One 1981.

Carbon fibre’s innate strength and properties suggest that the business have not created a race car, sportscar or supercar without one since.

Chief Exec Mike Flewitt said: “Today is a and exciting milestone for every individual at McLaren Automotive, and also a personal honour, to officially start the McLaren sign at what’s going be our McLaren Composites Technology Centre if this opens later at the moment.

“It marks the continueddevelopment of the present 2,100 strong company, and often will bring new jobs into the Sheffield region with a proud connection to advanced materials; first with steel and now the next to search forward to with carbon fibre innovation and production for McLaren.”

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