Goodridge expands US motorsport operation
19 Mar 2012
Goodridge, the world-leading manufacturer of performance fluid transfer systems, has announced a major expansion of its US motorsports operation.
The Exeter-based company has quadrupled the size of its Mooresville facility in North Carolina on the East coast having acquired a 17,000 sq ft factory.
Mooresville is home to more than 60 NASCAR racing teams and drivers as well as racing technology suppliers, earning it the nickname ‘Race City USA’.
Goodridge works closely with the NASCAR teams to develop bespoke fluid transfer products to suit the requirements of high performance race cars.
Goodridge will use the facility – with the address 174 Gasoline Alley - to supply all motor racing parts for the North American market and as a service centre for the East coast, complementing its West coast US operation in Torrance, Los Angeles.
Jamie Ramsden, Goodridge VP Commercial North America, said: “Goodridge has provided innovative products to the world’s elite motor racing programmes for more than 40 years and the roots of the businesses are in the motorsports industry.
“This new facility will give us a more flexible distribution and logistics operation while ensuring that we continue to meet the exacting requirements of our US motorsports customers.”
Goodridge is based at Exeter Airport Business Park in the UK and in 2010 opened a new manufacturing facility on the Sowton Industrial Estate in the city to meet growing demand in the premium vehicle, supercar and defence markets.
Customers include Jaguar, Bentley, Aston Martin, BAe Systems and Polaris Industries.
For more information on Goodridge, please visit their website: www.goodridge.net
Goodridge's new Mooresville facility