UB Racing Visit

On 5 October 2018, part of the UB Racing team visited the factory to showcase their award winning car UBR21 to EPM staff. The team have been using a section of our Laminating department throughout 2018 to layup components for this year’s car.

Daniel Beswick, Laminating Manager at EPM Composites Limited commented “It has been really exciting to see the UB Racing Team develop their car this year, which was filled with new ideas and designs. The team were a pleasure to have on site, full of passion and enthusiasm. Myself and the team were happy to help them improve their laminating skills which on the whole they learnt very quickly. The way the entire car came together was very impressive. Myself and the Laminating department are looking forward to supporting the team on next year’s car”.

UB Racing – Platinum Partner

UB Racing are a group of students based in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Birmingham, who have designed and in the process of building a single-seat race car to compete in the Formula Student competition on 11 – 15 July 2018 held at the Silverstone Circuit.

Being Europe’s most established educational engineering competition, Formula Student aims to develop and encourage more young people to take up a career in engineering.

EPM Composites Limited have been a platinum partner to the UB Racing team for over four months commencing in December 2017, which was a continued partnership from epm: Technology. Currently, they are on their way to completing this year’s monocoque.

The team have been using our facility, which has allowed them to gain first-hand experience and knowledge from all our staff member’s as and when required on laying up the carbon monocoque, as well as making use of our autoclave. As part of EPM’s on-going partnership our branding will be visible on the car and on the team kit.

Lee Hickling, Managing Director at EPM Composites Limited said “It is a pleasure having the UB Racing Team on site, we are here to offer our continued support throughout the year. We wish the team all the best for this season and I am sure they will continue to grow from strength to strength.