The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) helped represent the UK automotive industry at Engine Expo in Stuttgart, Germany, this week. Six exhibitors are showcasing some of the most advanced powertrain technologies in the world to vehicle manufacturers and tier-1 suppliers as part of the UK Pavilion.

Continuing the stream of success

The Pavilion is comprised of innovative UK companies representing a diverse range of the automotive industry, including powertrain solutions, vehicle electronics and energy storage. Following the Pavilion’s success last month at the JSAE Spring Congress in Yokohama, Japan, exhibitors are seeking to promote the country’s expertise in the development and production of cutting-edge low carbon powertrain technology.

To date, the APC has coordinated more than 16 international events to promote the UK Pavilion, showcasing around 150 British companies to over 100,000 event delegates. The resulting 2,100 sales leads have secured millions of pounds worth of foreign direct investment into the UK, with an average return on investment of 14:1.

Germany is widely regarded as a key market in the global automotive industry, with a deep-rooted and extensive knowledge of engineering. It is therefore of importance to the UK, and we aim to use this event to encourage further international collaboration to drive further fundamental research and development in the UK.

Garry Wilson, Director – Business Development, Marketing and Communications at APC

The six UK delegates

The delegates and that make up the UK Pavilion are:


Aeristech designs and manufacturers electric air compressors for the international automotive industry. It is debuting its eSupercharger and eCompressor at engine Expo this year.

Advanced Electric Machines (AEM) has designed and recently begun manufacturing what it claims to be the most sustainable motor in the world. The motor, which is lighter, less expensive and more easily recyclable than conventional motors, was displayed at JSAE last month.

Cosworth specialises in powertrain and electronics technology. It produces a gasoline engine capable of rivalling the fuel efficiency of current production diesel engines. And is pioneering the development of smart cell technology to optimise battery management and cell monitoring.

JD Norman Industries manufactures metal components that serve major OEMS of automotive, industrlal and transportation products. Employing advanced process techniques, its range of products includes cast, formed and machined metals.

RML Group specialises in electric vehicle technology for road and race applications. Having helped is partners win a number of motorsport championships, the company has developed high-performance car derivatives and advanced automotive technology for OEMS.

Sunamp develops, manufactures and sells compact, highly efficient thermal storage technology called ‘Heat Batteries’ (HB) that can be used to store heat for several applications. The HBs help to reduce emissions and improve air quality, while addressing thermal challenges within vehicles.

This story was written by automotive PR specialists Torque Agency Group.