Motor Sports Hexagon, Red Bull extend partnership pact

Editor: Eric Culp

The co-operation with the energy drink’s Formula One team is set to run through 2015.

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The companies renewed the agreement at the Control exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany. Hexagon CEO and President Norbert Hanke (l.) shakes hands with Chris Charnley, quality manager at Red Bull technology.
The companies renewed the agreement at the Control exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany. Hexagon CEO and President Norbert Hanke (l.) shakes hands with Chris Charnley, quality manager at Red Bull technology.
(Source: Hexagon Metrology)

Measuring equipment supplier Hexagon Metrology has announced the renewal of its innovation partnership contract with Red Bull Technology, which designs and builds the company’s Formula One race cars.

The partnership means, that aside from using production products from Hexagon, Red Bull engineers are also involved in the supplier’s research, development and testing. “Being at the forefront of automotive technology, both companies benefit from this co-operation,” according to Hexagon.

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Chris Charnley, quality manager at Infiniti Red Bull Racing, said: “Whilst continually pushing greater volumes of change through the business, we work to extremely tight lead-times but demand the best in component quality and accuracy. Hexagon provide us with the very latest in technology and support to ensure that we can perform inspection tasks in the shortest possible times, but with complete confidence in the accuracy and reliability of the results.”

Al Peasland, head of technical partnerships at Infiniti Red Bull Racing, noted that “Hexagon is a hugely valued partner, and the integral nature of their products and services means that they genuinely feel like part of the team. They share our passion and offer exceptional levels of support, which ultimately helps us to remain competitive on track.”

The level of customer service expected by the three-time F1 Constructor and Driver World Champions is said to be paramount. Charnley talked of his experience with Hexagon’s service and applications teams: “The nature of our industry demands long hours, flexibility and professionalism. Support engineers from Hexagon are setting the standards for customer service.”

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