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Cornish Manufacturer Supports Record Beating SuperSonic Car

Bott, the leading manufacturer of industrial and workplace storage solutions, has announced sponsorship of the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car. Which is due to test its hybrid rocket next month in Cornwall.

Bott, the leading manufacturer of industrial and workplace storage solutions, has announced sponsorship of the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car. Which is due to test its hybrid rocket next month in Cornwall.

The car is part of the Bloodhound Project; dedicated to inspiring the next generation to pursue careers in science, engineering, technology and maths. By demonstrating how they can be harnessed to achieve the seemingly impossible, such as the Bloodhound 1,000 mph land speed record. Almost 4,000 Primary and Secondary schools across the UK are already using the scheme.

The Cornwall based Bott, a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of workshop equipment, in-vehicle equipment and workplace systems, has become a Bloodhound Product Sponsor helping to run the programme and build the SuperSonic car by supplying goods and services. The car has been designed to run at speeds of up to 1,000 mph and being jet and rocket powered has 133,000ehp which equates to the same as 180 Formula 1 cars.

With production facilities in Germany, the United Kingdom and Hungary, and with licensed partners and importers across the globe, Bott has a worldwide service network enabling them to respond swiftly and efficiently to the project’s needs.

Bott supports The Bloodhound Project by providing its highly durable workshop storage solutions, which have been installed throughout the car assembly workshops. They provided cupboards, drawer units and workbenching from their Cubio range for use in the build, fabrication and engineering workshops. Due to the highly sophisticated setup of the project’s operations, Bott products have been specified to meet the requirements of each engineer, with every individual having their own storage cupboard and workbench for tools and equipment specific to their role.

Subject to any technical issues the car will test fire its hybrid rocket on Wednesday October 3rd at the Aerohub in Newquay Cornwall Airport. This will be the first time engineers will be testing the complete rocket system, comprising of the Cosworth CA2010 F1 engine, High Test Peroxide tank, custom designed gear box, software and unique Falcon Hybrid Rocket.

Clive Woodward, Joint Managing Director (Bott Group), said; “We are really privileged to be involved in such an outstanding project that shares similar values to our own business. The superior build quality of the vehicle and the level of detail that is going into making this project such a success is something which we are delighted to be supporting; an integral part of our philosophy is meeting custom specifications and project requirements with a meticulous attention to detail. The project is a great showcase for British engineering and helps to raise our profile on a world stage. This event represents the most significant milestone yet in the development of the Bloodhound SuperSonic Car, we wish them every success.”