Stockport based engineering firm Manufax were chosen as one of the leading engineering partners on the Bloodhound project – in an attempt to break the 1000mph world land speed record.
Scottish entrepreneur Richard Noble OBE, and former land speed record holder (1983-1997) is the driving force behind the Bloodhound project. His mission is two-fold: to set a new world land speed record, and inspire the next generation to explore technology and engineering in the most adrenaline-fuelled way possible.
To engineer the Bloodhound, highly reputable partners in engineering and technology were selected. Manufax were chosen because of their long-standing reputation for delivering projects to some of the world’s leading companies, and have since become a proud product sponsor. To enable efficient delivery, Manufax chose a new technology provider to refresh their ICT systems.
Manufax were responsible for the design, manufacture and installation of the lower chassis assembly fixture. The precision of each stage of the development of the jig was crucial, as any slight discrepancy in manufacture would mean the chassis would be out of alignment, and could jeopardise the record attempt (date yet to be confirmed).
Manufax faced challenges in maintaining their impeccable service to clients including: Lockheed Martin, BAE and Airbus, and required improved operating speeds, connected teams across multiple sites, increased security and compliance. They partnered with Managed Service Provider Seriun, who carried out a full IT infrastructure refresh, implemented a Unified Communications solution across all sites, and project managed the installation of their ERP system. These improvements streamlined Manufax’ business systems and enhanced their operational performance.
David Baines, Manufax’ Operations Director summarised: “We are now at the stage where we work closely with Seriun to shape and deliver strategic projects. They’ve become a valued and trusted supplier.”