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Multimatic Motorsports

Umeco’s Structural materials business has signed an agreement with leading Canadian motorsports organisation Multimatic Motorsports to sponsor two Aston Martin Vantage V8s in the 2012 Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC). The agreement allows us to promote our new brand and our composite materials to the motorsport, automotive, aerospace and wind energy industries across the continent.

As a trusted supplier to Multimatic for over 10 years, we have provided composite materials for numerous advanced projects, including the Aston Martin One-77 carbon fibre monocoque.
Motorsport is a sector where Umeco has unrivalled practical experience, especially on the highly competitive, technically demanding Formula One and Le Mans circuits. This sector is the development platform for lightweight and advanced materials such as composites, where every pound saved on a structure can make the difference between standing on the podium or being a runner up.

Using a wide range of Umeco’s composite materials, Multimatic has pushed the boundaries of possibility in motorsports for many years. Since its racing debut in 1992, Multimatic Motorsports, the competition arm of Multimatic Engineering, has established itself as one of North America’s premier racing organisations, contesting and winning races and championships across North America and around the globe. Multimatic has had wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans LMP675 class in 2000, the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona Prototype class in 2003, and the 12 Hours of Sebring GT2 class in 2006. Multimatic is actively engaged in car design, engineering, testing and development, track support and turnkey competition management, and is proficient in the application of advanced composites.

Stuart Lowndes, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Umeco Structural materials, Americas, said: “We have an established association with Multimatic and recognise them as a leader in their field. They are a respected company in the high performance, engineered automotive segment, and continue to use our composite materials to give their products that essential competitive edge.” He continues, “We hope that 2012, Multimatic Motorsports’ 20th anniversary year, will be rewarding for them. We wish them every success.”

Larry Holt, Technical Director of Multimatic Motorsports, said: “Multimatic has had a long and successful working relationship with Umeco during the design, development and manufacture of advanced composite products ranging from the Aston Martin One-77 and RUF CRT3 to a series of championship-winning race cars and boats, plus full scale production of a series of sophisticated composite telecommunications products. The team is excited to have Umeco as a sponsor of the Aston Martin V8 Vantages, and looks forward to continued success both on the track and in development of industry leading composite vehicles and products.”

For further information, please contact:

Structural materials

Stuart Lowndes, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Umeco Structural Materials – Americas


Contact Jonathan Vinden, Director of Communications - Multimatic