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In the 2017 #fiaworldendurancechampionship WEC, the Porsche LMP Team once again can rely on strong partners. “Most of the companies are partners since the launch of the LMP1 programme”, explains #fritzenzinger, Vice President LMP1. He adds: “Also brands that joined us later have extended their cooperation for 2017. We are pleased to have a partner portfolio that is characterized by diversity and trust. With some of the companies we share a fruitful involvement in the areas of research and development. Other partnerships focus on the successful joint brand appearance.”
DMG MORI enters its fourth season in the role of the Porsche LMP Team’s exclusive premium partner. The name DMG MORI stands for the union of two of the world's leading machine tool manufacturers: DMG MORI SEIKI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, Bielefeld, Germany, and DMG MORI SEIKI COMPANY LIMITED, Tokyo, Japan. With 22 production locations in total, 164 national and international sales and service locations the DMG MORI group has achieved a worldwide presence. DMG MORI's expansion of its machine tool sector is based on a consistent focus on high-growth industries such as the #automotive, aerospace, medical technology and power engineering sectors. Porsche has found a partner in DMG MORI, which, as innovation leader in the field of machine tool manufacturing, can contribute to its success in motorsport.
Chopard stays on board too, being the Porsche LMP Team’s official timing partner. The Geneva based company was founded by Louis-Ulysse Chopard in 1860. Bought by the Scheufele family in 1963, Chopard has built its reputation further, and, by employing 1700 #people worldwide and having subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and North America, today is one of the world’s most successful jewellery and watch makers.
Vodafone remains the Porsche LMP Team’s official communication partner. Vodafone Global Enterprise is part of the Vodafone Group, dedicated to delivering total communication services to the world’s largest multinational. Across established and emerging markets, the Vodafone Global Enterprise global network spans 150 countries and their experienced team of over 3,000 #people supports more than 1,700 multi-national corporations worldwide.
Also on board right from the beginning of the programme is official technology partner Schaeffler from Germany. The global supplier to the industrial and #automotive sectors shares the LMP Team’s target when it comes to energy-efficiency and future technology for tomorrow’s mobility.
The renowned French tyre manufacturer Michelin and the US American Exxon Mobil Corporation with its lubricant brand of Mobil 1 are also with the team since it’s maiden season. Both traditionally use their motorsport involvement for the development and trial of new technologies that are beneficial for products of both partners.
The German luminaire manufacturer TRILUX supports the Porsche LMP Team with customised, energy-efficient and future-capable lighting solutions as official lighting partner. Furthermore, faithful long time Porsche motorsport partners are the C. & A. Veltins brewery and battery cell manufacturer A123 Systems. Sporting goods manufacturer Adidas continues to supply team gear.
Uvex remains the official supplier when it comes to protective clothing. The high-class furniture brand of Walter Knoll provides the quality rating and aesthetics of the hospitality units in which Hauser Catering provide service for the highest demands at race speed and supplier Red Bull provides energy drinks for the LMP Team and its guests.
Furthermore, the cooperation with Alpinestars, responsible for the lightweight fireproof race gear for the drivers, commercial vehicle manufacturer, Scania, and finally tool manufacturer, Hazet, the official tool supplier, have each extended its association.
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