Dymag, which employs 32 skilled staff at its base in Chippenham is set to expand its operations with a move to larger premises in early 2019 and the creation of a significant number of new jobs across its design and production capabilities.
The manufacturer recently secured significant new injection with a £3.6m investment closed by Puma Private Equity, the private equity division of Puma Investments. This will support faster delivery of its pipeline of product development and bring further innovations into its manufacturing processes to match the growing demand for carbon hybrid technology.
Dymag produces aluminium and carbon motorcycle wheels that are used by leading moto racers across the world, including many British Superbike teams and the majority of road racers at the Isle of Man TT and Ulster GP. The company has also patented a carbon hybrid automotive wheel – called the BOXSTROM in memory of Dymag’s founder Max Boxstrom – which is up to 50% lighter than traditional alloy wheels, improving all aspects of driving performance. The British firm is already working with many of the world’s leading supercar manufacturers and has a growing global aftermarket presence.
“We are enjoying a great year at Dymag with record sales of our motorcycle wheels and huge interest from the biggest names in the automotive sector over our BOXSTROM carbon hybrid auto wheel, but 2019 is looking even better. The business is now in a great place to continue this growth and we are looking to expand our operations and recruit more people to our team.”
Dymag has always been based in Chippenham but getting local talent has been a constant challenge, the business is also on the lookout for the right premises to move to within the town.
“We are a proud local employer and want to recruit locally, but this has been a challenge. We are convinced there are the right skills in the region, and advanced automotive manufacturing is a UK success story; however we have had to recruit from across the UK and Europe as we cannot find enough local talent.”
Each Dymag automotive wheel is made by hand and recent success and orders from across the world mean the business is increasing its production. Vacancies include skilled workers to help make the carbon wheels, as well as machinists and new assembly teams.
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Alister Foye, Leader Communications
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The innovative BOXSTROM™ carbon hybrid barrel improves all elements of driving performance through its patented design, which meets the highest levels of testing demanded by leading performance and luxury automotive OEMs, which are substantially more onerous than general aftermarket wheel testing. The BOXSTROM™ hybrid barrel is teamed with a Dymag designed high specification forged aluminium centrepiece. The result is a wheel that is up to 50% lighter than OEM cast aluminium wheels, with a corresponding 60% lower moment of inertia – meaning drivers will experience faster acceleration, sharper braking, as well as vastly superior road handling; all without compromising safety.
Started in the early 1970s, Dymag quickly moved to the technology pinnacle developing diecast magnesium wheels for Formula One and inventing the world’s first three spoke Magnesium motorcycle racing wheels. Dymag’s rich heritage on four and two wheels ranges from Formula 1, IndyCar, Rally/RAID, Moto GP, Superbikes, Isle of Man TT champions and race winners driving and riding to victory on Dymags, as well as many production Supercar manufacturers.
Building on their success, Dymag expanded into manufacturing Forged Magnesium wheels, Forged Aluminium wheels and finally developed lightweight Carbon Composite motorcycle and auto wheels with an equally enthusiastic response from bike and auto owners around the world.
The company was re-launched in 2011 after current CEO Chris Shelley and other key former employees took control of Dymag. Very soon after it was successfully involved in re-entering the motorcycle racing and aftermarket, supplying the winning BMW S1000RR ridden by Michael Dunlop in the 2014 Isle of Man TT, and leading British Superbike Teams, a victory repeated in 2016 with the faster ever lap at the IOM TT Senior Superbike race of 133.393mph average speed, and again in 2017 this time on the new Suzuki GSXR. In 2018 Dean Harrison became the first ever rider to average 134mph round the IoM TT course supported by Dymag. 2018 also saw Dymag support Leon Haslam and the Bournemouth Kawasaki team as they won the BSB championship, as well as success at Pike’s Peak in the USA and as official wheel provider to Kramer as it won the GP2 title in its debut season.
Always at the forefront of materials technology over the past 30 years Dymag has progressed from its beginnings using diecast magnesium into forged magnesium and aluminium, before establishing itself as the world’s leading carbon auto and motorcycle wheel manufacturer in the 90s and 2000s.
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