Optimas Solutions is to partner with the new owners of TVR on a new 200mph-plus supercar.
Optimas will provide TVR with integrated supply chain services and engineering support for fastener and c-class components.
TVR’s new owners are teaming with road car design legend Gordon Murray on the all new sports car, which was revealed at this year’s Goodwood Revival.
The services from Optimas will include Direct Line Feed of traditional fasteners, c-class components and additional commodities to the point of use, as well as engineering integration and delivery of an efficient Bill of Materials.
The new TVR production facility in South Wales has been designed around Gordon Murray’s iStream® manufacturing process, which combines lightweight technology, low-carbon propulsion, excellent safety and manufacturing flexibility. As an established solutions provider for the automotive industry, Optimas was awarded the contract based on its reputation for service and a proven ability to manage stock effectively and deliver innovative, cost saving solutions, the firm said.
David Humphreys, Purchase Manager for TVR, commented: “As we prepare for production of the new vehicle we wanted to form a partnership that we could trust. I know that Optimas will help us develop a cost-effective Bill of Materials with high quality components and keep our production lines continuously stocked.”
Peter Illingworth, speaking on behalf of Optimas, added: “The design for the launch vehicle is well underway, but we still have the opportunity to help the engineers at TVR to make the car as efficient and cost effective as possible. Our first job will be to convert the legacy fasteners to our own stock profile and then source all remaining new parts. Once the Bill of Material is complete, TVR will have the advantage of ordering through a single supplier – offering valuable economies of scale.”