A LISBURN company has been awarded a contract to supply components for the new Lotus Evora high. performance sport car.
Creative Composites, which is based in Knockmore Hill Industrial Estate, hay been working in partnership with the technical team at world famous Lotus Cars to produce high specification components using the latest composite manufacturing technology. The award winning Evora —rated by BBC's Top Gear programme as the 'Best Sports Car' - is the latest in a stable of world class sports cars from Lotus for customers in 37 countries.
Jonathan Holmes, Commercial Director at Creative Composites, said: "Our engineers worked closely with Lotus on the design of the component and then developed the tools required for volume manufacture using our compression moulding equipment which is among the most advanced in the world.
"Working with such an internationally respected customer is an important endorsement of the quality of the products and expert design services that we provide.
"We were delighted to win the contract to supply the composite engine covers to the Evora sports car, which has earned plaudits from the motoring journalists worldwide."
He continued: "Working with the team at Lotus has been a terrific experience — their approach to product development has been an ideal fit with our own culture of innovation. Lotus Cars is a welcome addition to our existing portfolio of customers."
Lotus was recently in the spotlight after collaborating with supermodel Naomi Campbell to develop a limited edition model of the Evora. Eight of these highly desirable limited editions have been auctioned to raise funds for the Haiti earthquake appeal.
So far over £1 million has been raised for the disaster stricken nation. Creative Composites did its bit by donating engine covers for the limited edition cars. James Graham, Sales and Marketing Manager, said: "When Lotus first told us of the scheme to raise funds for Haiti, we were keen to get involved. We hope that the funds raised through the auction will make a real difference to the lives of those affected."