Mitsubishi Electric becomes Technical Partner of the Sauber F1 Team
The Sauber F1 Team and Mitsubishi Electric have not simply extended their six-year partnership, they have expanded it. Mitsubishi Electric will be Technical Partner with immediate effect. In the course of this cooperation, Mitsubishi Electric will continue to equip the Swiss team with die-sinking and wire-cutting eroding machines. More recently, it has also been supplying robots for laminating carbon components. The Mitsubishi logo appears on the transporters, press releases and pit screens.
Team Principal Peter Sauber comments: "Mitsubishi Electric has been a key partner for the past six years. Mitsubishi Electric has already made an important technological contribution by supplying the team with eroding machines, and this cooperation will now be extended to laminating robots. As far as I'm concerned, it is particularly valuable that this long-standing partnership has stood the test of time even during this period, which has been difficult for us."
"We are very pleased that after six years as a partner of the Sauber F1 Team, our cooperation for the future will be even more intensive," says Hans-Juergen Pelzers, Sales Department Manager Mechatronics EDM/Laser. "In addition to supplying the team with eroding machines, we will be using advanced engineering to expand production with industrial robots and thereby become fit for the future. Mitsubishi Electric is a leading world-class company in all technical areas and this is an extremely good fit with our Formula 1 commitment. The fact that Kamui Kobayashi is on board as a Japanese driver is an additional incentive."
The eroding systems of the world market leader Mitsubishi Electric are employed in conventional tool and mould-making, as well as in medical engineering and aerospace.
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