December 8th – Hewland and Le Mans Co. Ltd. have signed a partnership agreement to further strengthen Hewland’s position as the leading motorsport transmission supplier in Japan.
The partnership will extend Le Mans Co’s product range to include Hewland high performance transmissions to offer to their extensive customer base, while providing new and existing Hewland customers with local technical support to allow rapid response both on and off the track.
Hewland is world renowned for their high quality performance transmissions which are used throughout the top levels of motorsport. With a host of new Hewland products due for release in 2017, Le Mans Co. will be positioned to offer state-of-the-art solutions for all motor racing disciplines. “We are very pleased to announce our new partnership with Le Mans Co.”, said Hewland CEO, Steve Robins. “We have seen significant growth in the Japanese motorsport market, culminating in our Autosport award for Outstanding Export Achievement in 2015. In formalising our already strong relationship with Le Mans Co, we are underpinning Hewland’s commitment to our existing customers, as well as providing invaluable support for new business in Japan.”
In addition to their long-standing affiliation with Hewland, Le Mans Co. are one of leading distribution and support firms in Japanese motorsport and are entrusted by Japan’s ASN with the co-ordination of all GT500 and GT300 Mother Chassis parts in support of the Super GT series.
“Hewland has long been a great partner and we are very pleased to have this prestigious addition to our product offerings” said Shiro Matsunaga, Managing Director at Le Mans Co. “This agreement allows us to increase our offer of world leading products and technology to our customers”.
Initially Le Mans Co will provide Hewland with local technical and administration support. Moving forward Hewland will provide business development assistance allowing for collaboration on a variety of motorsport and non-motorsport opportunities.
Founded in 1957 by Mike Hewland, Hewland quickly became the world leader in motorsport transmission design, with prestigious F1 accolades. Building upon early motorsport successes Hewland now employs more than 130 people at their Berkshire UK factory and design and manufacture transmissions for customers worldwide for a variety of applications. Aside from motorsport they have seen particular success in high performance automotive, electric vehicles (EV), and light commercial vehicles. For more information please visit http://www.hewland.com.
Since 1967 Le Mans Co Group have had great success in Japan F2 Championship and have utilised their on track success to develop a strong 16 person team providing the very best motorsport components and a full suite of engineering design services including ground up race car design. Le Mans Co Group are headquartered in Tokyo Japan to best serve their OEM customers. For further information please visit http://www.lemans.co.jp.