Acceleron partners with Sauber Group
28 February 2022
Sauber operates Formula One racing team
Accelleron, a leader in heavy duty turbocharging for diesel and gas engines, has entered into a partnership with Swiss-based engineering and technology specialists Sauber Group.
According to the companies, the collaboration is a first in the field of turbocharging and will see the continued exchange of ideas, technicians and innovations across both teams. Within the partnership, Accelleron (formerly known as ABB Turbocharging) and Sauber Technologies will work on five joint projects in areas including computational fluid dynamics, where aerodynamic expertise developed by Sauber can be used to optimize turbine blade design to improve airflow and separation, further enhancing the efficiency of future turbine designs for Accelleron. Other areas of collaboration include additive manufacturing techniques and advanced material technology used in F1 which may be adapted for use in turbocharging applications.
Accelleron will also become an official partner of the Sauber-operated Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN in the FIA Formula One World Championship. The Accelleron name will feature on the cars and drivers of Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN.
“As we enter a new phase in our business, I’m proud that our recently-launched Accelleron brand will be carried by the Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN cars and drivers as a symbol of our new technology partnership,” said Oliver Riemenschneider, CEO of Accelleron. “This positions Accelleron at the heart of the most technologically-advanced sport in the world, and will showcase our name to a massive global audience. We are bringing together two icons of Swiss technology and innovation as engineers working in these different environments face similar challenges: a drive towards sustainability, the need for reliability at the technical limit, and a constant pressure to innovate. This is a collaboration that will focus on the exchange of intelligence, experience and insight to enable the transfer of progress and innovation from one high-performance sector to another.”
Formula One is often described as a high-speed laboratory, and a lot of the innovation in this most technologically-advanced motorsport category can be used across other applications, including the drive for sustainability, that are integral to society’s ongoing success, said Jan Monchaux, Alfa Romeo F1 Team ORLEN technical director.
“This partnership with Accelleron will allow both of our skilled teams to work together to improve the flow of innovation from the racetrack into the real world. This is an exciting development and one that has the power to make a difference across multiple touchpoints.”