Meet our stunning sponsors. We work closely with each of our sponsors to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship, with many of our team alumni choosing our sponsors as graduate employers. Get in touch to find out more about supporting our team.
As the world’s largest supplier of automotive parts, we are extremely grateful to count Bosch as one of our top sponsors. Bosch are one of our most diverse sponsors supporting us with a large range of components and equipment to improve the vehicle, ensuring we are as competitive as possible.
Mewburn Ellis LLP is one of Europe’s top Intellectual Property (IP) firms offering a full range of IP services: patents, trademarks & designs. Mewburn Ellis provide commercially focused, creative advice on obtaining, enforcing & exploiting IP rights to a wide range of clients across numerous & diverse industry sectors. IP is extremely important in Engineering and through sponsoring TBRe’s trip to Silverstone this year, Mewburn Ellis LLP aim to raise awareness to a potential career in IP for top Engineering students and graduates from the University of Bath.
MAHLE is one of the world’s largest suppliers in the automotive industry, and we are very proud to have them as one of our top sponsors! Their technical and monetary support will massively help Team Bath Racing Electric achieve the ambitious targets set for the 2018/2019 season.
Zircotec provide thermal coating solutions for numerous industries, including F1 and NASCAR. We are privileged to have had their support in making our car Formula Student rules-compliant by using their ceramic coating on both the inside of our chassis as well as our accumulator casing.
UNIVERSITY OF BATH: FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
We are pleased to have the continued support of the Faculty of Engineering & Design for 2018/19. Since our formation, they have provided the team with a state of the art design and build area as well as additional financial support for each of our competing seasons.
New for 2019, Newbury Innovation are our main low voltage systems sponsor. Their strong connection with the University means they have significant exposure to our student population. Newbury’s technical design support and manufacture of printed circuit boards will greatly improve the team’s technical capabilities allowing us to innovate even more.
UNIVERSITY OF BATH: ALUMNI FUND
Team Bath Racing Electric is proud to be supported by the University of Bath’s Alumni Fund. With an ever evolving relationship, opening up new opportunities to work together, it is good to know that our Alumni are proud that we are the #1 UK Electric Formula Student team.
We are working closely with Altran Intelligent Systems in the development of our control systems. Having provided us with a flexible RPP platform, our software team is able to implement bespoke control strategies for the entire vehicle. Their continued technical support over the last few years has been invaluable.
The Schaeffler group is a global automotive and industrial supplier that provides Team Bath Racing Electric with high-quality drivetrain bearings that will allow reliable power transmission from the electric powertrain to the wheels!
Solvay is an advanced material and speciality chemical company which helps firms in different industries to develop value-creating solutions to improve their performance. Solvay’s support is crucial for the manufacture of our car, they provide us with the carbon fibre required to create our monocoque chassis.
Vector is the market leader for automotive embedded systems, and they provide numerous automotive companies a platform of tools, software, and hardware for embedded systems. Vector provides the team with CAN bus hardware and software which is used for analysis and testing, and we are grateful for their industry leading equipment and support!
Zuken is a global software company offering advanced design solutions for the creation of electrical and electronic systems. They have provided us with access to their high-end software, as well as intensive training to allow us to best utilise their functionality.
GKN Automotive have parts in over 50% of new cars sold around the world. They specialise in automotive driveline technologies, and through Formula Student, we have secured an exciting sponsorship with them to assist us in the development of our powertrain system.
Altium is a world leader in e-CAD solutions, having created one of the world’s most powerful PCB design software, Altium Designer. They have generously given us access to this software at no cost to allow us to turn our bespoke electronic designs to a reality.
Borg Warner are propulsion system leaders for combustion, hybrid, and electric vehicles. Their commitment to a cleaner world shows through their long-standing support for the team. They supply us with our inverter as well as the technical support it requires and have done so since the team’s earliest days.
Safety is crucial for high voltage applications and Bender have been kind enough to support our team for the fourth year in a row with their Isolation Monitoring Device (IMD) unit. The IMD detects if there is any high voltage leaking from the tractive system to the chassis and immediately switches off the HV system making it safe.
We are pleased to continue the relationship between Caterpillar and Team Bath Racing Electric which started in 2017. Caterpillar provide the team with invaluable financial support and a range of exciting internship and graduate job opportunities!
Located at the acclaimed Bristol and Bath Science Park in Bristol, Cubik Innovation work with emerging businesses, entrepreneurs and corporations, helping them to realise their electronic design objectives and to also bring new products to market. Supporting us for the third year, Cubik will be supporting our PCB design & manufacture. The PCBs that Cubik provide are integrated into our power management system and also the driver display.
We are excited to continue the collaborative partnership between the Create Education project and Team Bath Racing Electric. Create Education has provided TBRe with an Ultimaker 2+ Extended 3D printer that has allowed the team to rapidly prototype concept ideas with unparalleled ease and speed before committing to final designs!
Keysight / Microlease are a key partner of in-kind support through the donation of electrical test equipment for 3 years now. Their handheld test equipment is crucial to the development of our electrical systems
Relec Electronics is a specialist provider of power supplies, displays and EMC filters for industrial applications. Relec provided TBRe with an LCD touch screen display that gave the driver all the information required during dynamic events last season, and we are excited to see how we can push these applications further in the 2018/2019 season.
MARKET AXESS TRAX
Market Axess is an award-winning electronic trading platform in the finance industry, and we are very excited to have our relationships spread outside the engineering industry. Market Axess recognised the potential of our proactive team so much they even hired a previous project manager. Their financial support has helped the team greatly.
UNIVERSITY OF BATH: DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
The University of Bath contributes to Team Bath Racing Electric greatly, and we are proud to be representing the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, which has financially supported the team for year after year. We hope to continue making them proud!
Electronic Test and Power Systems’ (ETPS) allows us to test our accumulator innovations by providing specialist test equipment. ETPS’s support allows us to validate our battery systems in isolation to the other systems. One of ETPS’s speciality industries is motorsport making them a perfect partner.
We are very pleased to have a long standing relationship with Makita. Makita is the leading manufacturer of power tools in the world and the power tools and training programme that they have provided are invaluable to the team’s daily work.
A project such as ours requires a lot of bespoke parts. We are proud to be working closely with one of the world’s leading design software companies, AutoDesk, to tackle our machining. AutoDesk offer TBRe a full sponsorship on all machining, as well as media support.
We have harnessed the rise of additive manufacturing technologies with the help of Creat3d to venture into carbon-fibre-reinforced polymer components for reduced weight and improved strength. Creat3d started out by printing parts for us but ended up sending us our very own Markforged Onyx!
Sonitron have intensively researched and developed a wide range of high-quality buzzers, transducers, alarms and speakers. They have recently joined us as a sponsor, offering us the range of their products for all our acoustic requirements.
Bath Ales is a brewery located in the town of Warmley in South Gloucestershire. The company provides its support with great enthusiasm whenever the team host large events.
Easy Composites Ltd is a leading supplier of advanced composite materials to individuals, businesses and educational institutions. Their extensive range of materials and comprehensive selection of tools and equipment continuously provided TBRe with access to state-of-the-art composites technology and manufacturing techniques.
EAO is a leading Swiss manufacturer of high quality industrial switches, custom HMI panels and specialised automotive switch systems. EAO is your expert partner for human machine interfaces, dedicated to providing innovative, intuitive and reliable products. EAO provide TBRe with high quality buttons for use on our dashboard, switch panel, and charging trolley.
Cross is a world-leading manufacturer of precision engineered high-temperature metallic sealing rings, brush seals and retaining rings for aircraft engines, gas and steam turbines, vehicle turbochargers, control valves and many other challenging industrial environments. Established in 1938 in Bath, Cross has been an integral stakeholder in supporting engineering in Bath. The machining support provided to TBRe is crucial for the manufacturing of our car.
Cirteq are a market leader in the manufacture of Fasteners and Retaining Rings. We are glad they have chosen to show support by sponsoring us. As well as having a great product range, Cirteq provide great support whenever we request it.
IPG – a 30-year-old company that aims to overcome challenges in the vehicle development process. IPG aids the team by providing and managing software and software support.
Rapid Electronics distributes electronic components and educational products as well as supports science, engineering and educational initiatives. Rapid provides us parts, tools and industrial support when needed. We appreciate Rapid Electronics’ choosing us their main team to sponsor in the south-west region!
We are delighted to be supported by RS Components again for our fourth Formula Student season. RS Components’ aim is to promote the RS brand to the Engineers of tomorrow, through the support of engineering/electronic based University projects.
Samco Sport is a major automotive industry components’ supplier. The company provides invaluable support by providing TBRe’s cooling circuits.
Tektronix is the main sponsor of our build room and design space. They provide us with state of the art test and measurement equipment that allows rapid design, testing and diagnostics of our electrical systems. Their support continues to develop the team’s design capabilities.
Caged laser are the market leaders in producing roll cages, roll bars, and specialty car chassis. They have been helping us manufacture our steel space-frame chassis to the highest quality for many years now using their expertise and precision welding techniques.
From finite element analysis to control system analysis, MSC Software have developed the complete solution to help companies accurately predict the behaviour of designed products in the real world. MSC have given us access to their extensive software at no cost for us to validate our bespoke designs.
If you’ve seen our team members, you’ve probably seen them sporting our branded kit! Scimitar sports have reliably supplied us with our kit for years and have also given us feather flags to increase our visibility and improve our public image.
If you’ve noticed the recent increase in quality of our graphics and documents, it’s thanks to Tandem. Tandem Agency specialises in all things relating to graphics, from photography to advertising. They have helped us greatly improve our public image through their wonderful graphic design.
Santander has shown a keen interest in the team’s development, awarding us with their “Most Improved EV” prize in 2018. We look forward to working with them in their new deal with the university this year!