Freeform Technology was first established in 2008 producing quality tooling for Red Bull Racing Formula 1 Team. Red Bull entrusted Freeform Technology with the manufacture of their new composite tooling for the RB4 car, and now they are trusted by many other Formula One teams to produce the quality work that Red Bull became accustomed to. In addition to this they have diversified to work not only in Formula 1, but also working within the British Touring Car Championship and World Endurance Championship. Recently working with West Surrey Racing to produce precision parts for their cars through innovation, design and manufacture. Freeform Technology was co-founded in September 2008 in Buckingham, north of London, by business partners Simon Burchett and Fred Hutton. Both precision machinists and metalwork engineers, the partners had previously worked in the motorsport industry, most recently as part of Red Bull Racing’s Formula 1 manufacturing team. They realised that there was a shortfall in high quality composite pattern and tooling suppliers, and saw this as a market opportunity where their precision machining methods and expertise could be applied in the composites field. Since starting the business with a single machine, some hand-me-down tools and a stream of new work from Red Bull Racing, Simon and Fred have gradually grown Freeform Technology, reinvesting the growing turnover into equipment and staff. Over seven years, the company has grown in size investing in quality staff with an impressive array of high end CNC machinery. The strategy is to continue to grow the business in its existing areas of strength, such as motorsports. Responding to customer demand for their services, the partners are also entering new sectors, such as, marine, defence, aerospace, energy and oil and gas. They have a plan in place to continue this expansion without losing the focus on quality and delivery that has underpinned the company’s success to date.
More info: www.freeformtechnology.co.uk
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