West McLaren Mercedes to paint the town silver and black with Eisenmann The German company Eisenmann, one of the world's leading suppliers for surface finishing systems, material flow automation, environmental technology, and ceramics firing ...
West McLaren Mercedes to paint the town silver and black with Eisenmann
The German company Eisenmann, one of the world's leading suppliers for surface finishing systems, material flow automation, environmental technology, and ceramics firing technology, has signed a long-term agreement to become Official Supplier to the West McLaren Mercedes Formula One team and the McLaren Technology Centre.
The Partnership will see Eisenmann supply the complete Paint Technology System, which will be used to paint the West McLaren Mercedes Formula One cars, at the McLaren Technology Centre, the new corporate and production headquarters of the McLaren Group. The key elements of the paint facility will be three combined Paint, Spray and Drying booths.
The carbon-fibre surfaces of the chassis and body components of the Formula One cars will be pre-treated in two preparation booths which are equipped with a special dust extraction system. The high-quality painting process is based on a three-layer concept consisting of Primer, Top Coat and Clear Coat.
The combined paint, spray and drying booths are provided with gas fired air conditioning units and will accommodate the air supply for the spraying process as well as the re-circulation mode for the 80°C curing process. Full glass panel folding doors will provide spacious access to the booths and satisfy the aesthetic design approach of the McLaren Technology Centre. The Formula One team will begin to benefit from the advanced system in the McLaren Technology Centre at the end of May 2004, when production will begin in the new Paint Shop.
"We are proud to announce our Partnership with Eisenmann, who, as Official Supplier, will contribute to the constant demands of Formula One to reduce lead-times, whilst increasing efficiency and quality," commented Ron Dennis, Chairman and CEO of the McLaren Group.
"With the Group's move into the McLaren Technology Centre, and more specifically with the development of our new state-of-the art painting facilities for the West McLaren Mercedes cars, we need to have strong, dedicated partners whose philosophy of excellence and attention to detail reflects our own. In Eisenmann we have this."