Ricardo begins production at new engine-assembly facility

Engineering provider Ricardo has announced that production has now started at its new engine-assembly facility constructed at the company’s Shoreham Technical Centre.

The engine-assembly facility has been designed to provide a near-clean-room production environment, in which every process is carried out according to strict quality principles and within a comprehensive ’no faults forward’ culture.

When fully commissioned in late spring this year, this assembly centre will be capable of producing up to 4,000 engines annually across two daily shifts.

The facility has been designed and configured around the requirements of its lead customer, McLaren Automotive, for which it will act as the production supplier of the new McLaren M838T 90 degree, V8 twin-turbo engine.