HP Composites Establishing North American Operations

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HP Composities is setting up an office in North Carolina.

By: Everspeed Group
December 9 2016 

Onroak Automotive expands commitment to North American market

Indianapolis, Indiana – Continuing to grow its commitment to serving the North American market, Everspeed group announced on Friday the establishment of an office for HP Composites in Denver, North Carolina. The Everspeed group is comprised of 12 companies that provide a range of products and services in the automotive and motorsports sectors, including HP Composites and Onroak Automotive. The announcement comes following a banner first year for HP Composites in North America, doing well over $1,000,000 in business working with multiple OEMs and racecar manufacturers.

HP Composites is a premiere producer of carbon fiber and composite components for Motorsport, Series Production and the Industrial and Aerospace sectors. Employing over 250 people, HP Composites is headquartered in Ascoli Piceno on the east coast of Italy. The new HP Composites office in Denver, NC will maintain a dedicated design department for North American products and services and will continue to expand its capabilities in the future.

Onroak Automotive designs and produces championship winning sports prototype racecars under the Ligier and Morgan brands, and formula cars under the Crawford brand. Onroak Automotive recently acquired Crawford Motorsport and moved to its new 25,000 square-foot facility in Denver, NC. This shop serves as the base of operations to support customers across multiple racings series, including IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar, IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda, and F4 United States competition.

The addition of HP Composites to the North American compound will bolster the already established operations for the group which has seen rapid growth in the market built on the remarkable success of customers utilizing Ligier sportscars, including victories in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, and Petit Le Mans this year.

Beyond providing capable products, Onroak Automotive is providing new levels of customer service to support their racing machines. For 2017, specialist engineers and mechanics from Onroak Automotive will support the F4 United States championship and every IMSA Championship event for LMP2 and DPi along with all of the events of the new IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda for LMP3. That commitment to customer support includes dedicated parts and supply trailers that will be on site for every event during the 2017 season.

Meeting with the media and industry contacts at the Performance Racing Industry Show in Indianapolis were Max Crawford, General Manager, Onroak Automotive North America, Abramo Levato, General Manager, HP Composites and Ethan Bregman, North American Market Manager, Onroak Automotive.

The trio were joined by SCCA Pro Racing President Mike Collins, who utilized the opportunity to announce the official 2017 F4 United States Championship schedule.

Abramo Levato, General Manager, HP Composites:

“We have already established relationships with OEM customers here in North America, so creating this office and investing in our future capabilities here will give us the structure to provide the best service and solution for our customers,” said Abramo Levato, General Manager, HP Composites. “We have been growing rapidly, and are very pleased to be making this move and be able to continue to expand our efforts.”

Max Crawford, General Manager, Onroak Automotive North America:

“We are thrilled to be establishing this HP Composites office in North America—they do some spectacular work,” said Max Crawford, General Manager, Onroak Automotive North America. “This will be another important part of what we are able to provide customers, whether that is helping OEM manufacturers quickly design, prototype, and bring content to market or supporting what we are doing in motorsport. Everspeed has really committed to North America, and HP Composites will no doubt be a very important part of our future growth.”

Onroak Automotive Recent accomplishments

2016 Daytona 24 Hours Win (in 3rd attempt)
2016 Sebring 12 Hours Win (in 3rd attempt)
2016 Monterey Grand Prix Win (Privateer Driver Overall Win)
2016 Petit Le Mans 1-2 Finish (in 3rd attempt, Privateer Driver Overall Win)
2014 Circuit of the Americas Pole and LMP2 Track Record

Onroak's Commitment to winning spans the globe

2015 FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 World Champion
2014 Asian Le Mans Series Overall Champion
2013 24 Hours of Le Mans LMP2 Champion
2013 FIA World Endurance Championship LMP2 World Champion

About Everspeed:

The Everspeed group is born from the combining of our passion for automotive and of a strong entrepreneurial desire. It has been writing its history for nearly ten years. A decade of demands, innovation and sharing, which has allowed the group to build, to develop and to structure itself, by creating synergies and pooling the business skills of complementary jobs, linked to the automotive sector.

Today the group employs more than 400 people and regroups twelve entities around four pillars of activities: “Learning”, “Composites”, “Motorsport” and “Connection”. These pillars group together the necessary know-how to design, develop, commercialise and manage made-to-measure products and innovative, high-quality services. They are aimed at the demanding players of the automotive industry, who desire to create strong and serene relationships.

For additional information: http://hpcomposites.it http://www.everspeed.fr http://www.onroak.com/en/

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