Industry award for Diss-based F1 firm

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A carbon-fibre steering wheel assembly developed for a £1.6m Aston Martin Vulcan has helped a Diss firm to win a top motorsport industry prize.

As well as its involvement with the track-only limited edition supercar, bf1systems, who specialise in developing advanced electronics, was also recognised for its work with customers who include Rolls-Royce and Airbus, and its continued development of electronics in the motorsport industry.

We are delighted that our continued determination to innovate and develop new products across all areas of the business and to put our products in a wide range of areas encompassing not just motorsport but also the automotive, aerospace and sports sectors, has been recognised by one of the most prestigious motorsport industry bodies and its members

James Shingleton

James Shingleton, business development director of Owen Road-based bf1, said: “We are delighted that our continued determination to innovate and develop new products across all areas of the business and to put our products in a wide range of areas encompassing not just motorsport but also the automotive, aerospace and sports sectors, has been recognised by one of the most prestigious motorsport industry bodies and its members.”

The Diss firm, which was founded in 1994, received the Technology and Innovation prize at the Motorsport Industry Association’s annual Business Excellence awards.

The presentations which took place at the Autosport International Show in Birmingham in January celebrated motorsport industry achievements of the past 12 months and were watched by more than 500 guests from around the world.