Curiosity, precision and the goal of achieving top performance - these are the values that unite the university competition "Formula Student" and the Coroplast Group. Formula Student has relied on products from the Coroplast Group for many years.
The principle of "Formula Student" is simple - students from different disciplines design, build and market their own single-seater racing car - and compete each year on major race tracks around the world. The winner is not the team with the fastest car, but the team with the best overall package of construction, performance, and financial and sales planning.
The university teams act in a similar way to a car manufacturer - first a prototype is developed, which is then expertly evaluated piece by piece for production. The racing car must have very good driving characteristics such as acceleration, braking and aerodynamics - and it should be offered at a reasonable price. In addition, the market value of the car is enhanced by other factors such as aesthetics, comfort and the use of readily available, standard purchase components.
The challenge for the teams is to put together an overall package consisting of a well constructed racing car and a business plan that best meets the specified criteria. The choice of the right materials is therefore crucial and this is where Coroplast Tape and Coroflex business units contribute adhesive tape solutions.
“We not only support with products, but also with knowledge. Over the last decade, we have equipped around 30 teams - on average between 10 and 15 teams per year. These include, for example, "Elephant Racing" from Bayreuth University, the "Schanzer Racing Team" from Ingolstadt Technical University, the "Elbforace" team from Dresden and the members of "Ecurie Aix" from RWTH Aachen University. But we not only give the teams our best products, we share their passion for the automotive world and see ourselves as a contact and advisor to find the optimal solution, provide the ideal products and give valuable tips,” proudly states Jonathan Lack, marketing specialist at Coroplast Tape.
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