Evtec Automotive, an electric vehicle-focused automotive parts supply company, has invested in manufacturing equipment.

The 110-tonne injection molding machine is capable of producing thousands of parts per week.

Kevin Hubbard, managing director of Evtec Automotive said: “Following the challenges of international shipping exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, all UK-based OEMs are looking for onshore production to ensure a stable and predictable supply line of components.

“Evtec Automotive’s investment in the resin injection moulding machine will enable us to supply top-quality parts, to tolerance and on time from here in Coventry. Initial conversations with our customer base have all been overwhelmingly encouraging and since installation this summer we’re dispatching 3,000 parts per week to customers across the UK”.

Evtec Automotive is a Coventry-based supplier of modular assemblies, with a focus on the electric vehicle sector.

Evtec can produce up to 250,000 individual assemblies per month across 156 live production assemblies and 450 aftermarket kits. Available to build from stock and in the supply chain, ready to be called back into production at any time are a further 700 assemblies.

Each of these subassemblies can have long and complex bills of materials sourced worldwide.

They also often require complex tooling. Battery cooling systems, for example, demand millimetre-perfect pipework that twists and threads its way through the vehicles’ powertrain, venting potentially harmful battery gasses away from the vehicle while keeping water, dirt and debris out.

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