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Developing the taxi of the future with Optimas

Developing the taxi of the future with Optimas
When reinventing an automotive icon, manufacturers are required to preserve the ethos of the original model while bringing the concept in line with modern technology. A difficult balance to achieve, but one that seems to have been struck by LEVC (London EV Company) and its new TX, the advanced electric taxi. To achieve the performance and efficiency levels demanded of modern vehicles, the TX represents a complete redesign compared to its predecessors.
20th August 2018

Optimas retains accreditation to assure quality of automotive supply

Optimas retains accreditation to assure quality of automotive supply
Optimas’ Bredbury facility in the UK has retained its VDA 6.2 and ISO9001:2015 certification for 2018, allowing the industrial distributor and service provider to continue delivering quality fasteners and c-class components directly to automotive manufacturing lines globally. Optimas is a key player in the automotive industry, supplying component solutions to some of the world’s most recognisable car brands and tier suppliers.
18th July 2018

Setting component supply standard for Tier 1 automotive assembly

Setting component supply standard for Tier 1 automotive assembly
When simplifying the fastener requirements of a multi-billion-dollar automotive assembly supplier there is a high demand for consistency in the approach. Yet this is something that Optimas actually refers to as a global component standard. Since 2009, Optimas has been applying this standard to the activities of a global manufacturer of interiors, seating and emissions solutions to some of the world’s most prestigious car manufacturers. 
9th May 2018


The fastener needs of a prestige motorcycle brand

The fastener needs of a prestige motorcycle brand
When serving the often challenging component requirements of an iconic motorcycle brand can be a fine balancing act. When the look, sound and smell of a new bike must strike the perfect chord with enthusiasts, even the most minor detail needs to be perfect. Managing cost, performance and aesthetics of fasteners over a prototyping project is always a challenge, but the ethos of the brand must be accommodated. Fortunately, Optimas has conquered this balancing act.
16th March 2018

Agreement signed to support production of new TX Electric Taxi

Agreement signed to support production of new TX Electric Taxi
A long-term agreement (LTA) has been signed between Optimas Solutions and LEVC (London EV Company), with the two businesses now collaborating to deliver optimised fasteners to enable the production of the new TX - the advanced electric taxi. The agreement was signed at the new £325m LEVC production plant in Coventry on the 6th September. Optimas has already been heavily involved in the project, providing specialised and standard fasteners to expedite the prototyping process.
22nd January 2018

Supply chain efficiency supports rapid growth in automotive industry

Supply chain efficiency supports rapid growth in automotive industry
The main aim for most businesses is growth, but when it occurs rapidly it can place additional stresses on an organisation as it adjusts to new commercial circumstances. Rosti Automotive, a tier 1 supplier to the automotive industry, encountered such a challenge as a large new contract win placed pressure on its existing supply chain. Consequently, Rosti Automotive enlisted Optimas Solutions, a global distributor and service provider of fasteners and c-class components, to simplify and manage its supply chain, allowing Rosti Automotive to place full attention on its core business activities.
3rd January 2018

Laying the foundations for a growing partnership

Laying the foundations for a growing partnership
A new long term agreement (LTA), between automotive systems manufacturer, Dura Automotive Systems, and Optimas, a global industrial distributor and service provider, has reinforced the further expansion of a growing business partnership.
18th December 2017

Making tracks at rail manufacturing facility

Making tracks at rail manufacturing facility
  In order to help simplify component and supply chain requirements at Hitachi Rail Europe's Newton Aycliffe based train manufacturing facility, the company has worked with Optimas. The new UK factory is the first of its kind outside of Japan, and is aimed squarely at supporting the European market, an effort that has been aided by Optimas.
5th December 2017

Reducing component obsolescence for premium automotive prototypes

Reducing component obsolescence for premium automotive prototypes
As an automotive manufacturer, streamlining the controlled build engagement process can bring a host of benefits, offering increased research and development speed and a reduced bill of materials. Businesses such as Optimas have built a reputation in such work, offering expertise during the capital intensive controlled build engagement process, to enable a unified and efficient approach to component specification and utilisation.
20th October 2017

Iconic partnership with TVR on the cards for Optimas

Iconic partnership with TVR on the cards for Optimas
The new owners of TVR are teaming up with road car design legend – Gordon Murray to launch a brand new sports car, and since the announcement the motoring community has been on its toes waiting for the details. And now, the wait is finally over, as at this year’s Goodwood Revival – TVR officially unveiled its 200mph+ supercar to the world.
12th September 2017

VDA 6.2 accreditation achieved for global automotive supply network

VDA 6.2 accreditation achieved for global automotive supply network
The VDA 6.2 accreditation has been awarded to the Optimas facility in Bredbury, UK, in acknowledgement of its high quality standards and commitment to continuous improvement. This forms part of a growing network of Optimas facilities that carry the accreditation in Europe and Asia. As a key supplier to many prestigious automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and tier 1 suppliers, this demonstrates the commitment that Optimas has made to the industry and its customers.
9th August 2017

It takes a tough nut to survive life on the road

It takes a tough nut to survive life on the road
As emissions regulations become stricter and the price of oil continues to rise, there’s no hiding from the fact that the Heavy Duty Truck and Motor trade is becoming ever more competitive. This is why manufacturers are striving to reduce vehicle weight and maximise reliability - so their customers can profit from every extra mile. Companies like Optimas are able to find innovations on seemingly simple components to give manufacturers an edge.
4th July 2017

JLR reaffirms continuation of 24 year relationship with Optimas

JLR reaffirms continuation of 24 year relationship with Optimas
  Optimas Solutions has announced that it has formalised a continuation to its contract with Jaguar Land Rover for fastener supply to the company’s Castle Bromwich and Solihull manufacturing facilities. The announcement comes as JLR continues to invest in its UK manufacturing having shown strong growth in the domestic and export markets over recent years.
15th June 2017

Helping JLR to raise funds for the NSPCC

Helping JLR to raise funds for the NSPCC
The Jaguar Land Rover ‘Ride and Drive Event’, which each year raises money for the NSPCC, is receiving ongoing support from Optimas Solutions, a global distributor of fasteners and c-class products. 
5th June 2017

Optimas supports Jaguar Land Rover to raise funds for NSPCC

Optimas supports Jaguar Land Rover to raise funds for NSPCC
Announcing its on-going support for the Jaguar Land Rover ‘Ride and Drive Event’, Optimas Solutions attended the event, which each year raises money for the NSPCC. Optimas operates as a full service provider of fastener and C-Class components for JLR production sites across the UK – as well as numerous tier 1 suppliers to the automotive giant. The prestigious event, which this year was held over the weekend of the 20th/21st May, raised over £24,000 for the worthy cause.
2nd June 2017

Go beyond the traditional automotive supply chain

Go beyond the traditional automotive supply chain
It’s no secret that automotive production lines of the mid-twentieth century weren’t quite as ‘well oiled’ as today’s high-tech, super factories. Myths abound about trucks full of components vacating premises at the dead of night, only for local black markets to coincidentally spring up the next morning offering OE spares at suspiciously low prices.
31st January 2017


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