Source: AP Racing announcement
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — AP Racing, the world-renowned brake and clutch supplier, is opening an all-new U.S. office in Charlotte, N.C. AP Racing North America Corporation (APRNA) will provide customers throughout the U.S. and Canada with greater access to the company’s industry-leading road and race technologies.
The company’s commitment to establishing this new U.S. presence follows exciting opportunities for growth within the region. Investment in this new office, and a skilled local team, will greatly enhance support and customer liaison for new and existing customers using AP’s high-performance brake and clutch components.
The new office will closely support all its U.S. customers, including its recent contract win with an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), which will be adopting AP Racing components, with production beginning later in 2022.
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This follows a rich history of US contract wins, including NASCAR, IndyCar, IMSA, OEM road car programs, specialist vehicle projects, and more.
While the company has been a mainstay of the U.S. market for some time, with permanent staff working alongside U.S. distributor Essex Parts Services – which will remain the exclusive North American Distributor – APRNA will enhance the connection between its global headquarters in Coventry, U.K., and direct customers, including OEMs and race teams in the U.S.
David Hamblin, Managing Director, commented: “Formation of our first US office, AP Racing North America Corp, is a major milestone in the history of AP Racing and further development of the organization within the strategic North American automotive market. APRNA will support business for both road and race applications in the US. Centrally located in Charlotte, N.C., the new office provides the perfect location to service our expanding customer base.”
The new APRNA site is undergoing final fit out and is expected to open in April.