WILLIAMS ENTERS TECHNICAL PARTNERSHIP WITH DICASTAL
09 NOV 2016
Williams is pleased to announce a new partnership with Dicastal, a leading global manufacturer of automotive wheels and part of the Citic Group.
In its technical partnership with Williams, Dicastal’s wheels will go through vigorous R&D with WILLIAMS MARTINI RACING before on track product testing begins in 2017.
After 28 years of development, Dicastal has become the world’s leading manufacturer of aluminium wheels, producing high quality, lightweight wheels with innovation, high performance and engineering excellence at its core. Furthermore, the technical relationship could lead to additional partnerships through Williams Advanced Engineering, the engineering services and technology division of Williams, where energy efficient performance is of the utmost importance.
Commenting on the partnership, Nelson Wang, Chief Executive Officer of Dicastal said; “Our team members are excited to partner with Williams. The spirit of Formula One will inspire us to become more competitive, innovative and self-challenging. Williams’ technologies in racing will help us to develop products with higher performance for our customers.”
Claire Williams, Deputy Team Principal and Commercial Director of Williams, added; “Here at Williams, we are always looking for the slightest advantage to edge out the competition, and light weighting is fundamental to that. As an organisation, Dicastal’s dedication to engineering excellence perfectly matches our own and we look forward to working together.”