Our Sponsors

Major Sponsors
The University of Auckland
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The Faculty of Engineering has in excess of 2000 students, 2200 at undergraduate level, 150 in taught postgraduate programs and 200 research postgraduate students. Much of the work undertaken is of a world-class level, while in many areas, the research programs, and academics and students involved, are clearly leading the world in their discoveries and developments.

Platinum Sponsors
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E.G. Whiter Ltd

EG Whiter Ltd is a trusted name in the manufacturing of high precision tooling and mould sets, through their versatility, diverse experience , and their reputation for developing innovative design and engineering solutions specific to their clients requirements.

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Giltrap Group

The Giltrap Group represent 16 of the most desirable automotive brands in over 12 dealerships across Auckland. Founded by car-mad entrepreneur Colin Giltrap in the 1960’s, the Giltrap Group celebrates a strong commitment to customer delight and ‘hands-on’ personal service, and strive to live out the culture that Colin Giltrap created - a love for cars, people, motorsport and the local community.

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Founded by James W. Jackson in 1977, Auckland’s Jackson Industries is a multi-faceted company providing diverse engineering expertise – from electrical equipment, through precision CNC machining and tooling, to composite structures and the development of bespoke polymers. Family-owned-and-operated, the company’s origins lie in electrical equipment – with an emphasis on safety. It has grown into Australasia’s leading supplier of industrial power applications and portable power solutions, and is particularly well-known for its LIFEGUARD® power distribution systems.

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Southern Spars

Whether the goal is all-out speed and strength, or a custom-built combination of performance and luxury, at Southern Spars, they build the world’s best custom-built spar packages, integrating seamlessly into the fastest and most beautiful yachts on the planet.

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Southern Spars

Whether the goal is all-out speed and strength, or a custom-built combination of performance and luxury, at Southern Spars, they build the world’s best custom-built spar packages, integrating seamlessly into the fastest and most beautiful yachts on the planet.

CADPRO Systems

CADPRO Systems is New Zealand’s leading supplier of professional Computer Aided Design (CAD) / Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) technology. With over 25 years of supporting NZ businesses under their belt, their design for manufacture and CNC experts are industry-experienced and provide an unparalleled level of expertise. CADPRO Systems have been operating since 1992 are 100% New Zealand owned and operated.

Gold Sponsors

Altair is a leading international developer of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for their clients’ improved business performance. Their passion and entrepreneurial spirit endeavours to radically change the way organizations design products and make decisions.

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Virtually every electronic product is constructed with one or more Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), which act as the carrier of all electronic components, microchips, FPGAs, electromechanical parts and embedded software. The design of PCBs for ever more complex devices requires sophisticated electronic design automation software. Since 1985 Altium has been providing professional PCB design tools, making PCB design easy.

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The AMK Group, a family-owned company based in Germany, has been one of the market and technology leaders in the electric drive technology, control technology, industrial automation engineering, and automotive areas for more than five decades. Their sponsorship significantly discounted the electric motor package being used in this year’s car, allowing us to make the move to electric.


ANSYS is an engineering simulation and 3D design software company. They develop and market multiphysics engineering simulation for product design, testing and operation.

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Circuit Labs

Circuit Labs is a new boutique manufacturer of printed circuit boards based in Auckland. They specialise in fast locally produced PCBs. Their goal is to provide an efficient and economic solution for small OEMs and R&D departments nationwide.


KISSsoft AG develops design software for engineers and designers in a wide variety of fields: whether they manufacture cable car systems, gears for construction equipment, Formula 1 race car transmissions or the tiny gears used in Mars rovers, more and more companies all over the world have come to rely on KISSsoft design software. 

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​Established in 2008,Melasta Corporation is a joint-venture high-tech enterprise which specializes in research and development (R&D), production and marketing of rechargeable battery, audio, communications and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.


nTopology is a software company building the next generation of engineering design tools for advanced manufacturing.

nTopology’s breakthrough computational engineering environment seamlessly combines synthesized geometry and simulation results into finely tuned manufacturing models.

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New Zealand Composites

Auckland based supplier of Advanced Composite Structural Materials. Supplying Composite Material for small componentry to the Largest High Performance Composite Structures. Specialists in Sourcing Custom Composite Specifications Sourcing the highest quality structural composite material from the worlds leading manufactures.


Siemens is a global powerhouse in the fields of power generation and transmission, as well as medical diagnosis. They are interested in digitization, electrification and automation and is one of the largest producers energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies in the world. 

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VI-grade is the leading provider of best-in-class software products and services for advanced applications in the field of system level simulation. Established in 2005, VI-grade delivers innovative solutions to streamline the development process from concept to sign-off in the transportation industry, mainly automotive, aerospace, 

Zenith Tecnica

Zenith Tecnica are leaders in titanium  additive manufacturing,                              utilizing cutting-edge electron-beam melting (EBM) technology to deliver high quality solutions in the aerospace, medical, marine and motorsports sectors. EBM produces no residual stress and does not distorts components, giving a higher quality finish than regular manufacturing processes. 

Silver Sponsors
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3M New Zealand

3M New Zealand today employs approximately 220 employees in all business fields - technical, accounting, sales, marketing, production and many other specialist roles. 3M supplies the team with a variety of products, from safety equipment for composites and general workshop use, to adhesives, abrasives, and finishing products.

Forty Seven Alumni Club

Forty Seven Alumni Club is an incorporated society started by team Alumni to support the team.


Autobend engineers quality exhaust systems, tubular panel among other products. Autobend also offers services in design & CAD, CNC cutting & folding, tube bending and light engineering. It is a efficient and effective process for you to send in your ideas and Autobend will take it from prototype to a finished product. 

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BoP Gear Cutters

Bay of Plenty Gear Cutters are a precision machine shop specialising in the manufacture of sprockets, spur and helical, internal and external splined and geared shafts and bushes, worm and wheel sets, racks, pinions and custom build gearboxes.

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Compotool presents a radical new approach to tooling. It is a material that allows you to speed up your manufacturing process while giving you a better quality tool. Saving you time and money. 

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Core Builders Composites

Core Builders Bomposites have been at the leading edge of high performance racing yacht and composite tooling construction for over a decade. The last four years since Oracle Team USA's dramatic defense of the 34th america's cup have been a time of growth and innovation at core builders composites.

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Embroidery Works

Embroidery Works is a full service branding company that services the needs of the Promotional Products industry.

Embroidery Works offers an extensive range of branding options. Their staff and machinery are the best in the country making them a true market leader.

EV World NZ

EVworld NZ is New Zealand’s combined electric vehicle event, bringing together EVangelists, EV enthusiasts, and the EV curious, connecting them to those driving the charge for the future of zero carbon transport in New Zealand. EVworld NZ serves as a focal point to grow the EV fleet in New Zealand and drive toward a more sustainable transport environment for New Zealand’s future fleets.

GT International Logistics

GT International Logistics provides reliable and trustworthy international forwarding solutions within the automotive, marine, aviation and project cargoes sectors,

Innovate Composites

Innovate Composites delivers unique solutions to any composites project. They have completed many maritime projects and also assisted with autoclave cures on our race car chassis.

Heat Treatments

Heat Treatment Ltd provides solutions for all of your heat-treating needs. They offer a wide range of heat-treating and surface finishing services for metals and alloys using the best plant and processes available in the region. The service is supported by the expertise developed over the 50 plus years they have been in business.

High Performance Coatings

HPC has developed numerous coatings for a wide range of applications. HPC provides protective, lubritic, thermal barrier and appearance coatings for the motorsports, industrial, food processing, medical, aerospace and OEM automotive and trucking industries. HPC is recognised as a leader and innovator of coating technology in these fields.

Mechanical Engineering Group

The Mechanical Engineering Group is a Technical Group of IPENZ (The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand) and has strong links and support from I.Mech.E (The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London). The objectives of the Group are to encourage a social and technical liaison between engineers of all levels who have an interest in mechanical technology. The Group, which is currently active in Auckland and Wellington, holds regular meetings of technical interest.

One Stop Cutting Shop

For over 25 years One Stop Cutting Shop has been providing cutting and folding solutions for New Zealand businesses. We focus on producing a high quality product with a fast turnaround.

Boasting 4 lasers, plasma and gas cutting, water cutting and a folding division OSCS is a true One Stop Cutting Shop capable of turning around a high quality product in a very short time. 


The Otbury Group has now expanded to offer a range of solutions for any refinish business. Alongside the premium AkzoNobel refinish systems for fleet and repair work, the Otbury Group provides DNA custom and special effect paint systems including; candies, chromes flakes and glow in the dark finishes. Abrasives, fillers, polishes and tools are also offered for the panel and preparation areas of any panel shop. Through stocking the vast range of top quality products, the Otbury Group can offer a “one-stop shop” for any refinish business.

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The Suspension Lab

Jono (Owner/Operator) has spent the past 12 years focusing specifically on suspension servicing and optimisation.  He believes suspension is one of the most important components of a mountain bike and its function combines many of his favorite maths and physics subjects (Vibration analysis, fluid dynamics, friction, calculus and material properties). Jono utilizes his extensive technical knowledge to measure and dissect the different factors that make up suspension performance because if you’re not measuring, you’re guessing!

Wakefield Metals

Wakefield Metals is New Zealand's leading importer and distributor of Aluminium, Brass, Copper, Stainless Steel, Steel, Zinc, Fasteners and other specialty products. They also source and provide logistics services for imported components and finished goods for manufacturers.


XPO Exhibitions Ltd (XPO) owns and organises 13 of New Zealand’s largest and longest-running business-to-business trade show exhibitions and events. We provide effective, dynamic forums that allow businesses to connect and grow.

Bronze Sponsors
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