Formula One side Red Bull Racing has signed a multi-year extension deal with machine tools manufacturer DMG Mori.
The Germany-based organization teamed up with Red Bull as its machine tool supplier before the team’s first entry into Formula One in 2004. DMG Mori went on to become the innovation partner of Red Bull in 2012.
At the Formula One team’s manufacturing facility in Milton Keynes, there are more than 20 DMG Mori machines, mostly 5-axis machining centres. One more 5-axis machine, a DMU 210P with 2,100 x 2,100 x 1,250mm axis travels, is set for delivery later this year.
The extension of the deal will see DMG Mori’s machines continue to mill parts for the Red Bull car, ranging from small fasteners to gearbox components. Throughout the deal, the company will also continue to provide Red Bull with servicing and technical support, ensuring the highest quality equipment reliability and minimum downtime to deliver high performance, technically advanced machining and consistent improvement in the manufacturing process.
DMG Mori’s 5-axis machines play a crucial role in the accurate and efficient machining processes necessary to meet the high standard demands of F1.
Christian Horner, Red Bull Racing team principal, said, “We are delighted to extend our innovation partnership with DMG Mori.”
“The machines and services supplied by DMG Mori are an integral part of our success on track and we look forward to continue building our relationship in the years to come.”
Steve Finn, managing director of DMG Mori UK, said, “We are extremely proud to have extended the innovation partnership with Red Bull Racing Honda for several more years. Working alongside a fast-moving industry gives us a great opportunity to hone our skill sets and provide true innovation.”