McLaren announces new partnership with FARO

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The Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team is delighted to announce a new partnership with FARO, who become the team’s official supplier of measuring systems. FARO’s products will considerably assist the efforts of the Formula 1 team as it looks to consolidate its position atop both the 2010 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships.

FARO technology allows precise 3D measurements and comparisons to be taken across a wide variety of components. FARO’s instruments are renowned and trusted for their precision, efficiency and accuracy – all essential qualities when applied to the rapid and precise turnaround of operations within a front-running Formula 1 team.

McLaren Racing managing director Jonathan Neale said: “In a high-precision, time-critical environment such as ours, it’s vital that we can rely on highly accurate measuring and inspection systems in order to guarantee 100 per cent precision within very rapid production and assembly processes.

“Here at Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, we’re justifiably proud of the speed and efficiency of our existing manufacturing and assembly procedures, but FARO’s contribution will not only allow us to increase the speed of those processes, but also improve fidelity and accuracy.”

David Homewood, area VP of sales, Faro Technologies UK Ltd stated: “The partnership with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes will allow us to further develop our measurement technology so they will best suit the demands of Formula 1 and automotive applications. FARO measurement systems will ensure quality is of the highest possible level."