Gordon Murray: Formula One design comes to mass car production
A business set up by a former Formula One technical director is taking innovative racing car design to the traditional factory floor.
The future of car manufacture
Materials design and engineering business Gordon Murray Design is working with major motor manufacturers to supply its innovative manufacturing technology iStream®.
The company’s technology allows car manufacturing to be set up with 80% lower investment than a traditional vehicle plant and for vehicles to be produced using 60% less energy.
The system is highly flexible and allows a standard platform to quickly and effectively deliver different vehicle types and model variants.
Business has grown from 7 to 110 staff
The company, launched in 2007 with eight employees – including founder, car designer and former Formula One technical director Professor Gordon Murray – and now employs 110 people. It is working with a number of manufacturers to apply iStream® technology to new vehicle designs.
Innovate UK helped launch Gordon Murray Design and has continued to support the materials research and development necessary to make iStream® a reality.