FROM WORLD RALLYING TO THE AUSTRALIAN MILITARY, UK BRAKE AND CLUTCH MANUFACTURER ALCON FORGES AHEAD By: Alcon
FROM WORLD RALLYING TO THE AUSTRALIAN MILITARY, UK BRAKE AND CLUTCH MANUFACTURER ALCON FORGES AHEAD ON ALL FRONTS
2015 is proving to be remarkably successful for Tamworth, UK based brake and clutch manufacturer, Alcon Components. Having made further inroads into the OEM sector with the ground-breaking new Peugeot 308 GTI, they have also helped Volkswagen Motorsport on their way to another WRC championship. In a completely different sector, Alcon have worked with Supacat and the Australian Special Forces to supply an advanced braking system for the Supacat Jackal.
ALCON HIT THE FRONT WITH THE NEW PEUGEOT HOT HATCH
June's Goodwood Festival of Speed saw the all-new Peugeot 308 GTI make a spectacular debut. Described as the fastest, hardest production hot hatch to date, the 250 bhp version pushes the competition right to the edge with its 0 - 62 mph in 6 seconds. This kind of power takes some stopping, which explains why Peugeot asked Alcon Components to supply the braking system comprising 'race-developed' 380mm cast iron brake discs, mounted on aluminium hubs, with four piston fixed calipers. Alcon's sales director, Jon Edwards says, 'We're particularly proud of our collaboration with Peugeot. Our work together has resulted in a braking system that will be more than capable of controlling the power of the latest iconic front runner in the hot hatch sector.'
VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT HEADS FOR WRC HAT-TRICK
As the 2015 World Rally Championships heads towards its November climax, Volkswagen Motorsport are set fair to win a third successive title. Driver Sebastian Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia have yet again performed wonders, winning six of the nine rallies to date. Their second generation VW Polo R features a state of the art Alcon braking system, including master cylinders and balance bar.
Ben Edwards, sales manager motorsport is unashamedly proud of this year's achievement. 'The battle for the no. 2 spot is neck and neck, but it has to be said, there's no place like first place and we're thrilled to be an integral part of Volkswagen Motorsport's winning formula.'
SUPACAT CHOOSE ALCON FOR AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE CONTRACT
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Australia's Defence Material Organisation (DMO) recently awarded a $105M contract to UK high mobility vehicle specialist, Supacat, to deliver 89 Alcon-equipped 'Jackal' Special Operations Vehicles. This SOV is unique in being convertible to either a 4x4 or 6x6 configuration to meet different operational requirements. Jon Edwards says 'At Alcon we have a reputation for delivering premium braking systems for the British Defence Industry. Winning this contract with Supacat for the Australian equivalent is clear evidence of our ability to transfer our motorsport knowledge into other extreme sectors.'
ALCON TO VISIT VEGAS AGAIN - SEMA 2015 – BOOTH # 36207
The SEMA show is the world's largest automotive aftermarket trade show and, having exhibited successfully there for the first time last year, Alcon are returning for 2015 with a more prominent booth. Alex Hargreaves, Alcon's US Head Of Sales is looking forward to meeting old and new faces, 'We were really surprised by the positive reaction we received last year, so we're looking forward to further promote the Alcon brand as a global market leader in the design and delivery of specialist brake and clutch systems.'
Alcon is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high specification brakes and clutches for motorsport and performance road vehicles at its Tamworth facility in Staffordshire. Alcon supply parts around the world to customers who demand the very best, not only in motorsport but in the OEM and performance after-market sectors. To satisfy an ever-growing customer base in the USA, Alcon has a dedicated US team on hand to handle state-side enquiries. Alcon are proud to hold the TS16949 certification for development and manufacturing, as well as the ISO14001 Environmental Management System.