Essex: DC Electronics launches US production facility

AN ESSEX-based motor sports electrical systems specialist has celebrated the official opening of a new production facility in the United States.

DC Electronics, which is based in Maldon, has created the new plant, in Mooresville, North Carolina, to help meet demand amid continued growth in both its domestic business and export markets.

The launch event was attended by representatives from race teams, members of the North Carolina Motorsport Association (NCMA) and local and international members of the UK Motorsport Association Industry Association (MIA).

DC Electronics is one of the motorsport industry’s leading manufacturers of custom built electrical systems, with 15 years’ experience in the industry, and has distributors for its products world-wide.

Products designed and built by the company have been used in championships worldwide, including NASCAR, Formula 1, World Rally, Superbike and F1 Powerboats.

The American arm of the business, DCE Inc, will be servicing all of the North American motorsport market including NASCAR, ALMS, Off Road, Indycar and Grand-Am.

David Cunliffe, managing director of DC Electronics, said the new facility represented an important step for the company’s growth strategy and would be handling all aspects of vehicle electrical systems from initial design and production to roll-out and trackside support.

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“We are incredibly excited to have launched our full production facility in the US,” he said. “We already have experience servicing NASCAR and ALMS teams and are looking forward to expanding our operations to enable us to service a greater number of clients in the US market.”

Chris Aylett, chief executive of the MIA, added: “DCE first came to the Performance Racing Industry show in Orlando in 2008 with the MIA to research the North American motorsport industry market and it is a fantastic achievement for them now to be opening a facility in Mooresville and to be supplying the leading Sprint Cup teams.”