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Umeco sponsors Canadian company’s Grand-Am cars

12 May 2012

Umeco’s Structural materials business has signed an agreement with leading Canadian motorsports organisation Multimatic Motorsports to sponsor two Aston Martin Vantage V8s in the 2012 Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC), allowing Umeco to promote its new brand and advanced composite materials to a continent-wide audience of race car enthusiasts.

Umeco has provided composite materials for advanced projects, including the Aston Martin One-77 carbon fibre monocoque and they say their decision to support Multimatic Motorsports’ Aston Martin race cars in the 2012 Grand-Am CTSCC program will allow them to promote our composite materials to the motorsport, automotive, aerospace and wind energy industries.

According to Umeco, Multimatic has used a wide range of their composite materials to push the boundaries of possibility in motorsports for many years. They say that since its racing debut in 1992, Multimatic Motorsports - the competition arm of Multimatic Engineering - has established itself as one of North America’s premier racing organisation, contesting and winning races and championships across North America and around the globe. Multimatic has had wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans LMP675 class in 2000, the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona Prototype class in 2003, and the 12 Hours of Sebring GT2 class in 2006.

Stuart Lowndes, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Umeco Structural materials – Americas, said “We have an established association with Multimatic and recognise them as a leader in their field. They are a respected company in the high performance, engineered automotive segment, and continue to use our composite materials to give their products that essential competitive edge.” He continues, “We hope that 2012, Multimatic Motorsports’ 20th anniversary year, will be rewarding for them; we wish them every success.”

In further news, Umeco Structural materials and Umeco Process materials will be exhibiting on Stand 217 at the 2012 SAMPE Conference Baltimore, Maryland, US, between the 21 and 24 May.





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