Demonstration of innovative aftermarket and OE technologies required by turbocharging, downsizing and need to maintain efficiency

Abingdon, UK, 31st May 2017… Heat management specialist Zircotec will be showcasing its range of thermal management solutions at Automechanika Birmingham, June 6-8, NEC, UK. Packaging constraints caused by complex modern powertrain and vehicle structure safety requirements, and the rise in powertrain efficiency has increased the need for innovative heat management solutions. Zircotec senior executives and technical experts will be at Stand 6F40 to discuss the consultancy’s capabilities to provide bespoke thermal management solutions to the world’s major OEMS.

“The automotive industry’s drive for efficiency and widespread adoption of forced induction places the spotlight on the ability of suppliers to provide adaptable thermal management solutions – we are currently evaluating a range of internal research and development programmes to ensure that Zircotec remains at the forefront of the industry,” says Zircotec Group Sales Director, Graeme Barette. “We work closely with vehicle manufacturers and major tier suppliers to better understand the automotive industry’s latest challenges and requirements, ensuring we are able to provide continually evolving products and materials that offer an optimised solution for their needs.”

As an OE supplier of proven solutions, Zircotec can analyse customers’ individual requirements to design, research, implement, validate and manufacture bespoke products, materials or coatings. The company works with customers to provide an extensive range of products for road cars and bikes, motorsport levels up to and including Formula1, vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers, and industries, such as nuclear and aerospace.

Zircotec has developed a broad range of widely-adopted products for vehicle manufacturers, including, heat insulation solutions; performance heat shield solutions; heat resistant finishes; tailpipe coatings, trims and finishers; coatings for motorcycle applications; advanced composite-specific coatings; and protective coatings for rapid prototyping, additive manufacturing or 3D printed parts.

Automechanika Birmingham is the biggest UK automotive trade event, attracting over 800 exhibitors and the latest products and technologies from the automotive aftermarket and OE supply chain. In its second year, 2017’s event promises to be 70% larger than its debut, which saw over 12,000 visitors through the door of the NEC, Birmingham. As well as trade stands, a packed seminar programme covers business advice, best practice, technical tips and live demonstrations.

About Zircotec:

Zircotec is a specialist heat management company that was formally part of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, based near Oxford. Its expertise in thermal barrier technologies was originally developed for the nuclear industry and many of its scientists and engineers have remained with Zircotec since its nuclear origins.

The company’s products include: proprietary plasma-sprayed thermal barrier coatings; exhaust system coatings; inlet manifold coatings; heat shield materials; wear resistant, anti-corrosion and aesthetic coatings; ceramic coatings and metal coatings for carbon composites and high-temperature plastics; and specialist plasma-sprayed ceramic products.

Zircotec increasingly provides consultancy in thermal management to leading motorsport teams, OEM vehicle manufacturers and companies operating in a number of fields, including the aerospace, marine, and oil and gas industries. It is accredited to ISO9001: 2008 Quality Standard. Further information is available at

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Zircotec will showcase its thermal management solutions at Automechanika Birmingham 2017