WHEEL SOLUTIONS GROUP BLAZES A TRAIL AS IT LAUNCHES WHEELLAB
Wheel Solutions Group, one of the UK’s leading wheel, tyre and chassis specialists, has launched WheelLab – an innovation arm dedicated to developing cutting-edge motion technologies that enhance customers’ products.
The launch follows the acquisition of GTME, formerly led by automotive innovation expert Greg Taylor. With more than 30 years’ experience working with Great British marques including Lotus, Rover and Triumph, Taylor now takes on the role of Group Engineering Director at Wheel Solutions Group, driving innovation and efficiency throughout the Staffordshire-based group’s UK-wide operations.
Taylor will join Wheel Solutions Group’s Managing Director, Steve Budding, in heading up WheelLab: a place of scientific advancement and experimentation, looking at new possibilities and shaping the design of motion technologies. Greg’s role will involve advancing solutions and manufacturing processes to the point where Wheel Solutions Group becomes the industry’s foremost innovator. As part of this role, he will jointly focus on production and manufacturing quality throughout the group’s wheel and chassis businesses, while at the same time bringing his design experience to bear for WheelLab. To do all this, he’ll draw on expertise gained in the F1 arena, where he developed an array of innovations including working on the development of a new patented damper system that is still in use today – and his prior work with GTME, in which he pioneered a new generation of motorcycle torque transducers.
Steve Budding said of the news: “As our market matures, we are dedicated to embracing new technologies and techniques that continuously improve our products and create new designs. And there are few people in the industry better placed to do this than Greg. His experience in component design will help us devise solutions that are lighter, more energy efficient and higher performance than ever before.”
The launch of WheelLab follows a period of sustained growth and acquisitions for Wheel Solutions Group, with Chassis Solutions and Gateway Chassis joining the family of businesses to dramatically expand its offering. Together with increased investment in people and technology, this is a clear indicator of the group’s commitment to offering the industry’s highest levels of quality in products, manufacturing, service and innovation.