Evtec Automotive, an electric vehicle-focused automotive parts supply specialist, has doubled down on its commitment to supporting EV production in the UK with capital investment in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to cement Tier 1’s position in the heart of the automotive sector and marks the first phase of its business strategy.
The 110-tonne injection molding machine can produce thousands of complex parts per week to satisfy customer demands for lower costs and shorter streamlined supply chains.
Kevin Hubbard, Managing Director of Evtec Automotive, said, “Following the challenges of international shipping exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, all UK-based OEMs are looking for onshore production to ensure a stable and predictable supply line of components. Evtec Automotive’s investment in the resin injection molding machine will enable us to supply top-quality parts to tolerance and on time from here in Coventry. Initial conversations with our customer base have all been overwhelmingly encouraging, and since installation this summer, we’re dispatching 3,000 parts per week to customers across the UK.”
Evtec Automotive, the Coventry-based Tier 1 supplier of a vast range of modular assemblies to many of the major players in the UK automotive sector with a clear focus on supporting the growing electric vehicle sector. Relaunched under new management in 2021, Chairperson David Roberts brings an ethical, sustainable approach to the business.
Evtec can produce up to 250,000 monthly assemblies across 156 live production assemblies and 450 aftermarket kits. Available to build from stock and in the supply chain, ready to be called back into production at any time, are a further 700 assemblies. Each subassembly can have long and complex bills of materials sourced from suppliers worldwide.
They also often require complex tooling bespoke to each vehicle part. Battery cooling systems, for example, demand millimeters of perfect pipework that twists and threads its way through the vehicles’ neatly packaged powertrain, venting potentially harmful battery gases away from the car whilst keeping water, dirt and debris out.