Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN unveiled a new partnership with the Camozzi Group, the global leader in the production of components and systems for high-tech industrial automation. The partnership, both a technological and sporting venture involving Sauber Technologies, is based on the two companies’ commitment to delivering excellence through cooperation and shared synergies.
Lodovico Camozzi, President and CEO of Camozzi Group commented, “The Camozzi Group loves rising to the technological challenges of achieving excellence, and Formula One is the ideal opportunity for us to showcase our technically advanced products to the world. The thought of becoming a partner with the Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN is extremely attractive not only because of the racing aspects but also because of Sauber Technologies’ commitment to innovation and its application throughout the business world. We are thrilled to have this opportunity to race with them and develop new projects together.”
Camozzi Group, a name with a long and successful track record within the world of Formula One, boasts expertise in a wide range of fields, from additive manufacturing to mechatronics, to production process modeling. With such a varied spectrum of state-of-the-art applications, Camozzi’s know-how makes it a natural match for Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN and Sauber Technologies, the Sauber Group’s entity dedicated to translating the company’s motorsport know-how into the wider world.
The partnership agreement also includes a new talent and knowledge exchange program, through the creation of a joint development lab involving the Camozzi Research Centre (CRC) in Milan, Italy, and the Sauber Technologies headquarters in Hinwil, Switzerland. Among other advanced manufacturing systems, the two centers include some of the largest and most advanced 3D printers in the world. The Camozzi Group’s CRC hosts the world’s largest 3D printer for CFR/GFR composite pellet thermoplastics, while the Sauber Technologies HQ hosts several polymer and metal 3D printing systems, including machines from Additive Industries for highly automated metal AM production.
As a result of the partnership, Camozzi branding will be featured on the sidepod air inlets on the team’s C42 cars, driven by Valtteri Bottas and Zhou Guanyu, as well as in the team’s garages and on other team assets.
Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal of Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN: “The Camozzi Group is a natural fit for us: they have a long history of excellence in Formula One and they understand our requirements and need for precision and excellence. In addition, there are many potential crossovers between their work and that of Sauber Technologies, a company within the Sauber Group. These synergies are what the joint projects we are going to carry out with the Camozzi Group will be about, as well as promoting a new generation of talented engineers and researchers.”