Glasgow Cathcart MSP James Dornan has today laid down a Parliamentary motion congratulating Castlemilk based Castle Precision Engineering Systems on being awarded the contract to build the 90kg solid aluminium wheels on the Bloodhound Supersonic Car.
The Bloodhound Project aims to build a supersonic car that will attempt to break the land speed record and reach an astonishing speed of 1,000 miles per hour. Chosen to engineer the wheels on the supersonic car is Castle Precision Engineering Systems, a prestigious engineering firm which was awarded the 2010 Institution of Mechanical Engineers Manufacturer of the Year awards.
Commenting James said: “The principle aim of Bloodhound Project is to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and after seeing the reaction to the replica that was shown at the Scottish Parliament last week, it is clear that the future is in good hands and that innovation is alive and well in Scotland.
That Castle Precision Engineering Systems, a local company which has been at the top of its game for decades, is playing a pivotal role in this project is fantastic and is testament to all at the company.
I am delighted that the fastest wheels in the world will be built in Scotland, in Glasgow Cathcart, and I wish the project every success
More information on the Bloodhound Project can be found at http://www.imeche.org/knowledge/themes/education/bloodhound/institution-partnership
Text of the motion - That the Parliament congratulates Castlemilk-based Castle Precision Engineering Systems on being awarded a contract to engineer and manufacture the 90 kg solid aluminium wheels for the Bloodhound supersonic car; notes that the company was founded in the 1950s and is a past winner at what are considered to be the prestigious manufacturer of the year awards, notes that the car, a replica of which was recently on display outside the Parliament building, aims to reach 1,000 mph and break the world land speed record; is delighted that what could be the fastest wheels in history will be engineered and manufactured in Scotland in the constituency of Glasgow Cathcart, and sends its best wishes to Castle Precision Engineering Systems and the team behind the Bloodhound car for the remainder of the project and in their future endeavours