AMEL sponsored the UTCN entry in the Greenpower race challenge earlier this month.
Despite difficult weather conditions, the team battled on, showing amazing resilience, outstanding teamwork and a positive attitude.
Unfortunately, the team did not make it to the finals, however, the way they conducted themselves is to be congratulated, and the progress they made was immense - they should all be very proud of themselves.
It's been great to be a part of the journey, and we look forward to future projects with the college and team members.
Swift Technology Group is proud to sponsor a team of students from UTCN in the Greenpower Education Trust Race. The team will take part in the Norfolk Lotus heat at Hethel Race Track on 8th June 2019.
We have provided hardware for the car – the UTCN team worked closely with members of AMEL to design a number of glass fibre and carbon fibre parts for their race car. TWF Solutions, the marketing and design company within the group, has also liaised with the team and supplied car decals.
Swift Technology Group is a keen advocate of STEM and several staff members are STEM Ambassadors. Helping to create engineers of the future is currently a main focus for the group, and with the need for a strong engineering workforce in the near future, facilitating these local students with careers in the sector, is a very real prospect.
Swift Technology Group is a technology-focused group of companies working within STEM industries, providing ground-breaking innovative solutions predominately in Aviation, Renewables and Oil & Gas. The company has invested millions of pounds into Research and Development over the last decade and will soon see its two flagship products launched commercially. The group is based at Scottow Enterprise Park and will be increasing the workforce to over 100 in the next few years. Due to this expansion, the company is looking to the college as a potential supplier of local skilled engineers.
UTCN is a technical college based in Norwich for 14 to 19 year olds. It provides practical skills-based learning and real-world experiences, backed up with a strong academic grounding. Its goal is simple: to provide students with the qualifications they need to go to university or take up skilled employment. With a focus on engineering, science and maths, it aims to help fill the skills-gap in these sectors. Entering into initiatives such as the Green Power Race is testament to this as it allows the students to show off their STEM and creative skills in a practical environment. Swift is working closely with the college on a number of initiatives and look forward to strengthening the relationship even further in the coming months.
Green Power Education trust offers a unique challenge: to design, build and race an electric car. Teams of students aged between 9 and 25 from all over the world compete in events across the globe, with the final taking place at the UK’s Rockingham Motor Speedway.
The goals of Swift are strongly aligned with UTCN and Greenpower; to inspire young people into STEM industries, unlock their potential and kick start lifelong careers. It’s therefore been a pleasure to work alongside these STEM advocates for this project.
On a final note, everyone at Swift would like to wish the UTCN team good luck this weekend, it’s been a pleasure to meet you all and be part of this exciting project. We will provide an update next week and hope to report a win!
Swift Technology Group will be exhibiting at University Technical College Norfolk Employer-led event.
The event will take place on 4th April 2019, from 4pm - 7pm.
We hope you can come along and find out about what we have to offer.
Click here for more information, and to order your tickets.
Mike McLean will be representing Swift Technology Group at Evolution 19 next month to discuss the importance of design across sectors together with how Swift identifies and develops opportunities.
Alongside this, companies within the Group - Swift Aircraft, Swift TG Energy and AMEL will be showcasing flagship products that will be released commercially in the coming months, these include a brand new British training aircraft and the world’s first actively pitched blade vertical axis wind turbine.
The event, co-ordinated by NAAME, which will focus on innovation in engineering and manufacturing, will be held at the College of West Anglia on 20th February 2019. There will be a series of inspiring talks, panel sessions and workshops with industry professionals and NAAME representatives.
Please click here for more details, and to order your tickets.
It’s a well-kept secret that AMEL, known for its services to the aviation and marine industries, also has extensive capabilities and experience in the automotive sector. Now that we have relocated, we have more space, time and man-power to offer more diverse services, which is great news for the automotive industry.
AMEL offers aeronautic-quality carbon fibre parts at great prices, without the need for expensive autoclave techniques. We’ll be showcasing our automotive parts over the next few months, but in the meantime if you have any requirements in this area, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We’ll be sharing some other gems with you soon, so please keep your eye out more news soon.
AMEL has been working with NAAME to develop our business and supply chain by working on collaboratively with likeminded businesses and people. We believe that this will help to shape the future of Advanced Engineering and High Value Manufacture in Norfolk and Suffolk.
NAAME’s aim is to create a network that will seek to grow the sector and provide a better future through working together. They bring together businesses, students and other organisations by sharing skills, technology and labour.
AMEL is committed to help the local economy and provide jobs for the local workforce. Manufacturing in Norfolk and Suffolk faces significant challenges over the coming years, but AMEL will work with NAAME and other businesses, students and organisations to ensure that all these challenges are overcome and that the region thrives in this sector.
Aviation and Marine Engineering (AMEL) has recently relocated to Norwich from North Yorkshire. We are now based in Hangar 2 at Scottow Enterprise Park (SEP), formerly RAF Coltishall, which boasts over 59 sq ft of production space.
AMEL will continue to facilitate all the manufacturing requirements for Swift Technology Group, including the brand new Swift Aircraft and parts for Europa Aircraft. In addition to this, we have ambitious growth plans for the company, which will see employment opportunities for the local area – we have already doubled the workforce since we arrived at Scottow and this is set to increase rapidly over the next few months.
Watch this space for news stories from AMEL, and if you are looking for job opportunities locally, please keep an eye on the website for vacancies.
AMEL recently visited the 10th annual Meet the Buyer exhibition in Edinburgh. This is the largest free procurement event in Scotland with over 68 exhibitors and 1200 visitors over one day. This gave AMEL unprecedented access to buyers and decision makers across public and private sectors to prepare us for upcoming opportunities.
The day was a fantastic success, and we would like to thank everyone who took the time to speak to us and invite us back to your business to discuss future joint projects.
AMEL has been the manufacturing facility for Europa Aircraft since its start up, 25 years ago. It’s has been an honour to be the main supplier for Europa over the last two and half decades and it’s been fantastic to help celebrate this important milestone.
Europa Aircraft is one of the only light aircraft manufacturers in the UK today selling kits, parts, accessories and modifications to customers around the world, together with providing technical support for its current fleet. Boasting over a thousand kit plane sales worldwide with hundreds of completed aircraft flying in six continents, it’s no surprise that Europa Aircraft is cited as the UK's most successful kit plane company, and one of the most acclaimed kit plane companies in the world.
We hope that AMEL will continue to provide services to Europa for the next 25 years, together with using all of our aviation experience and knowledge in the manufacture of the new Swift aircraft.
We’ll keep you posted with more news about all our projects over the coming months.
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