Woodall Nicholson adds new Technology Division
Woodall Nicholson, the specialist vehicle design and manufacturing group behind Coleman Milne, Mellor, Treka Bus and VCS, has added a fourth division to its group portfolio. The new Technology Division provides a dedicated innovation and technical platform which will allow wider market reach for its existing and new products, while specialising in advanced technology in practical applications.
The Technology Division will be spearheaded by Woodall Nicholson’s evolving ProMech Technologies company in Scarborough, drawing on core competences in driveline engineering, innovative low-floor chassis design and eMobility solutions. The new division will also benefit from the appointment of John Randerson who takes up the position of Chief Technology Officer for Woodall Nicholson with responsibility for accelerating technical advances across all of Woodall Nicholson’s vehicle manufacturing divisions.
With John Randerson’s technical background, ProMech Technologies presents a unique proposition, to support existing and new relationships with OEMs which will bring exciting technical innovations, including new advances in eMobility, to market. Woodall Nicholson is committed to enhancing its product portfolio across all its brands, to suit its customers and market needs for cleaner, more efficient and cost effective vehicles as well as servicing wider European markets and evolving key strategic opportunities internationally.
With a societal move towards a more sustainable future, Woodall Nicholson already possesses a host of ‘green’ credentials, including electric vehicle and lightweight economical chassis design expertise. John and his team at ProMech Technologies can provide its customers with an array of innovative solutions to optimise vehicle electrification, assisting a wide range of markets practically transition from diesel to zero-emission eMobility.
John Randerson, CTO at Woodall Nicholson Group, said: “The automotive landscape is ever changing. Customers are presented with ever-more exacting requirements within their operations, which in turn demands increasingly more innovative technical solutions. We have always been an organisation that strives to provide unique and well thought out solutions for our customers. The evolution of these attributes results in the creation of our exciting technology division (ProMech Technologies). This allows us to enhance and broaden our approach to innovative solutions for the wider specialist vehicle market.”
He added, “The Technology Division will also allow us to work even more closely with OEMs while ensuring advancements in technologies are fully optimised across all the Woodall Nicholson brands. Ultimately,” he said, “our collective aim is to provide customers old and new with innovative products that deliver on existing and future requirements as we transition to a carbon neutral society.”