CMS Industries (Caledonia, Mich., USA) has announced its sponsorship collaboration as official supplier of BMW ORACLE Racing (San Francisco, Calif., USA) — the winner of 33rd America's Cup — a relationship that began in 2008 with the supply of a CNC machining center for the manufacture of carbon fiber composite boat parts.
The association with BMW ORACLE Racing has enhanced CMS’s role in the racing field. The number of racing vehicles with composite parts being machined on CMS machining centers reportedly is steadily increasing with the company’s growing presence in sports applications from racing bicycles to F1 car components.
“To produce these components quickly and to preserve our design innovations it is important to posses your own CNC machines. We have used CMS machines extensively throughout the past two editions of the Americas Cup through the services of subcontractors, and based on their performance we choose CMS to supply our first machine in 2009.”