The start of the Formula Two season has led to new orders for Mussett Enginering and Composites in Norfolk UK. The company is making parts for all the cars on the starting grid.Floor panels, nose cones and side bars are among the composite components being produced. High-speed races mean that the firm’s engineers need to regularly make replacement parts and upgrades to keep the teams on track during the race season, which ends in September.
Chairman and CEO, Gordon Mussett said: “We’ve been working for Formula Two since 2007 and the orders always keep our composites division very busy.
“Over the winter months we worked on parts for a number of Formula One teams and we also work throughout the year on parts for the World Rally Series. We have an excellent reputation as a top-tier supplier for motorsport clients.”
Mussett Engineering employs around 120 people at its base in Loddon.
The spring has been busy for the firm’s machinists, with significant orders for clients in the oil and gas industries.
Gordon Mussett said: ‘Our order book – particularly for oil and gas clients – is as busy as it has ever been. The past weeks have been extremely busy and we’ve been working closely with our clients on various projects and our hard work is now staring to pay off.
“Demand for fuel in China, India and South America is increasing all the time and that means that demad for specialist high-tolerance components is also growing. Our experience working on parts for deep water rigs means we’re able to produce and test parts to meet these specifications.”