At Hewland, we have a dedicated team of nearly 20 designers and production engineers. Each of our engineers is a specialist in the design of motorsport transmissions and they understand what our customers’ chassis or powertrain engineers need from the gearbox.
We use a CAD package that is flexible enough to accept design data from whatever programmes our clients choose to use. Our approach is to assign a lead engineer to each project, who acts as the interface between our design team and our customers. While they are an expert in their field and lead the project, the design of each element of the transmission, from the differential to the bearings and the gears, is always evaluated by another engineer in the team.
In this way we ensure that at least two experienced engineers have analysed every part of the gearbox. Each year we make significant investments in the latest machinery, ensuring our customers benefit from the most advanced motorsport transmission production facilities in the world.
Having our own state of the art manufacturing facility, including our own heat treatment plant, means that we can turn first prototype units around quickly for evaluation and that we can control the cost and quality of the production units we supply.