LOCTITE AUSTRALIA BACKS FORMULA SAE-A COMPETITION
The company sponsored the December 2023 event
As an industry leader in adhesives, sealants and surface treatments, Henkel says it was proud for Loctite Australia to sponsor the 2023 Formula SAE-A Competition, an annual engineering competition for students held from December 14 to 17, 2023.
The competition brings university students together to design, build and compete in their own Formula-style open-wheeled racing car.
The event welcomed thousands of students and industry professionals and witnessed six motorsport teams sponsored by Loctite Australia pit their self-built racing cars using Loctite thread lockers and sealants, against 29 other international teams.
The six Loctite-sponsored teams included Monash Motorsport, Curtin Motorsport Team, Team Swinburne, F:SAE:47 Auckland University, Adelaide University Motorsport and Sydney Motorsport.
These six teams were provided with product donations, a workshop from the sales team, professional technical advice, social media amplification and a small cash contribution from Loctite Australia throughout the year leading up to the competition.
“As a global leader in adhesives technologies, Loctite Australia is committed to supporting the development of future engineers in the automotive sector,” Henkel Adhesive Technologies Australia and New Zealand Head of Marketing, Kitty Zhao, said.
“This competition is a valuable opportunity for students to gain first-hand industry experience and develop teamwork and leadership skills, and we are proud to be a part of this meaningful journey with them.”
In addition, the sponsorship from Loctite Australia included a marquee at the event, branded giveaways, as well as an activation display of the CoolDrive BRT V8 Supercar.
Formula SAE-A has been embraced by the industry since its establishment in 2000. The program provides a stimulating and practical platform that enables students to apply their academic learnings into practice.
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