McLaren Applied Technologies wins prestigious Automotive Electronics and Power Electronics categories at last night’s TechWorks Awards

Only company on the night to receive two awards

Pascal Arnold and Dr Stephen Lambert receive the 2018 Automotive Electronics Innovation and Excellence Award for McLaren Applied Technologies

McLaren Applied Technologies was the only company to take two awards at last weeks TechWorks Awards. The company took the Automotive- and Power-Electronics Innovation categories.

Both awards were presented for the innovation behind the organisation’s CTU-400kW e-axle.

The awards celebrate the year’s key electronics innovations, people and companies from across the UK and Ireland. The TechWorks Awards have run annually since 2001 – originally branded as the NMI Awards.

The category specifically recognises today’s intensely competitive automotive market and the fact that it is absolutely essential for new innovative products to enable end user requirements of functionality and safety within a tight window of market opportunity, while meeting exceptionally high quality and reliability standards.

The award was presented by the renowned Journalist John Sergeant, who – when presenting for the Automotive Award said: “The high quality of applications provided a challenge for our judges in selecting the winner. In the end this year’s winner was chosen for their strong adoption of new and innovative technology in their CTU-400 (400kW) e-axle achieving an efficient outstanding performance traction unit for Automotive Electrification through collaboration with partners Integral Powertrain and Hewland Engineering.”

On presenting the Power Award, Sergeant added: “Power electronics contributes nearly £50bn annually to the UK economy and is a key enabler at the heart of electrification in multiple sectors.

And that the judges were, In particular impressed by the the “power electronics integration into the e-axle demonstrates early market leadership and impact in the drive for higher levels of integration in power electronics, motors and drives.”

The awards were held at a prestigious venue near London’s Tower Bridge.




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