Triple Eight and Komatsu -- A V8 powered heavy engineering partnership
V8 Supercar heavyweights Triple Eight Race Engineering will join forces with industry-leading earthmoving, mining, construction and utility equipment supplier Komatsu for the 2008 and 2009 seasons.
Komatsu's 'driven by your success' motto is aptly aligned with the aspirations of the leading Ford outfit, and the partnership is sure to be a valuable one as the team looks towards many more successes in the coming years.
Like back-to-back Bathurst winners Triple Eight, and its front running drivers Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes, Komatsu is focused on performance and success - today and tomorrow.
A global sales and service network is the backbone of the brand, which is leading the way in heavy engineering across six continents.
Komatsu Australia's president, Mr. Bill Pike said the two-year partnership would provide the company with a range of benefits including exposure in one of the nation's fastest-growing and most-watched sports.
"The popularity of V8 Supercars is rapidly increasing, and we are delighted to be joining forces with the series' leading team and a talented and personable pairing of drivers in Jamie and Craig," said Mr. Pike.
"Both Komatsu and Triple Eight are leaders in respective fields so the relationship is a perfect fit."
"We cannot wait for the 2008 season to begin and look forward to a very successful partnership."
Triple Eight Race Engineering Team Principal Roland Dane said the signing of such a reputable and innovative company in Komatsu would be a terrific boost to the team in the coming years.
"Komatsu is a company with a long-standing reputation for innovation and excellence, and we are delighted to welcome them aboard for the start of the 2008 season," said Dane.
"Like Triple Eight and our sister company Triple Eight UK, Komatsu is also backed by a significant international presence, allowing it to stay abreast of new technologies and set new standards in its field."
The announcement comes as Triple Eight begins its final preparations for the V8 Supercar calendar in 2008.