11 September 2017
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Fastening on to the iconic TVR Griffith

Optimas is supplying fastener solutions to TVR as it launches the new TVR Griffith.

Since it was announced that the new owners of TVR would be teaming up with road car design legend Gordon Murray to launch an all-new sports car, the motoring community has been waiting for details.

The wait was finally over at this year’s Goodwood Revival – TVR officially unveiled its 200mph plus supercar to the world. On a day of announcements, it was also confirmed that Optimas Solutions will provide the brand, with integrated supply chain services and engineering support for fastener and c-class components.

Optimas’s partnership with TVR will include Direct Line Feed of traditional fasteners, c-class components and additional commodities to the point of use, as well as engineering integration and delivery of an efficient Bill of Materials.

The new TVR production facility in South Wales has been designed around Gordon Murray’s iStream manufacturing process, which combines lightweight technology, low-carbon propulsion, excellent safety and unprecedented manufacturing flexibility. As an established solutions provider for the automotive industry, Optimas was awarded the contract based on its reputation for service – and a proven ability to manage stock effectively and deliver innovative cost-saving solutions.

“As we prepare for production of the new vehicle, we wanted to form a partnership that we could trust,” says David Humphreys, purchase manager for TVR. “I know that Optimas will help us develop a cost-effective Bill of Materials with high quality components and keep our production lines continuously stocked.”

Peter Illingworth, speaking on behalf of Optimas, adds: “The design for the launch vehicle is well underway, but we still have the opportunity to help the engineers at TVR to make the car as efficient and cost effective as possible. Our first job will be to convert the legacy fasteners to our own stock profile and then source all remaining new parts. Once the Bill of Material is complete, TVR will have the advantage of ordering through a single supplier – offering valuable economies of scale.”

Goodwood Revival is an event that’s as much a part of Britain’s motorsport heritage as TVR itself. It was the first time a new vehicle has been launched at the event and was the centrepiece in a display of classic TVRs that helped to celebrate the brand’s 70th anniversary.

Brian Wall

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