British designer and builder of outboard diesel engines, Cox Powertrain, has announced a partnership with UK-based manufacturer QM Systems, to develop a turnkey Production System for the control and manufacture of its new diesel outboard engine. The contract will start immediately and, combined with an order received earlier this year, is worth in excess of £1.6M.
QM Systems Ltd is a leading manufacturer of state of the art manufacturing systems and test systems across all industries. The manufacturing system will be developed to produce Cox Powertrain’s diesel outboard engine, the CXO300, which is the highest power diesel outboard engine ever developed. The production system will be delivered in time to meet demand for Cox Powertrain’s engine from customers worldwide.
Mark Palethorpe, CFO of Cox Powertrain commented: “We seek out the best partners for Cox Powertrain, with the skills, scope and reliability to support our ambitions. QM Systems is a great match to partner with for innovation and will help us achieve our goal to build a world-class engine. The engine will be assembled in the UK using QM Systems engine line production system, taking advantage of modern automated manufacturing techniques to ensure a highly efficient delivery process.”
Nick Field, managing director of QM Systems commented: "This is fabulous news for QM Systems and demonstrates our continued drive to develop our business into new and exciting areas. We have developed our partnership with Cox Powertrain through an extensive period of providing support and advice for ensuring the manufacturing of this very exciting new product is truly world class. Cox Powertrain have been able to see the value that we add to our partnership. We are really proud that we have been selected by such a prestigious client in Cox Powertrain to become their partner of choice in this very exciting project.”