Caterham appoints Draper Tools
Draper Tools has announced its appointment as the official tooling partner to Caterham Motorsport.
The partnership will see each Caterham Motorsport mechanic utilise a bespoke Draper Tools cabinet filled with the company’s automotive tools.
Commenting on the partnership with Draper Tools, Caterham’s Motorsport manager, Jennifer Mouratsing said, ‘Draper Tools has provided high quality and very reliable tooling equipment to Caterham Motorsport for the last couple of years and we are delighted to be working alongside them this season as our official tooling partner.’
In addition to the motorsport partnership, Draper tools has also supplied Caterham’s new state-of-the-art Crawley workshop with brand-new equipment. A wide range of automotive and specialist mechanics tools were supplied, along with a comprehensive collection of garage equipment. In total 60 automotive essentials featured in the fit-out.
Speaking about the investment made at Crawley, Caterham’s head of service Martin Whitlock said, ‘Our mechanics are really pleased with their bespoke Draper Tools cabinets and the quality of the garage equipment such as the jacks and cranes too. The team at Draper Tools have been great to work with and we really value the time and investment that went into the fit out at our Crawley workshop.’
The links between the two brands don’t end there. Draper Tools directors’ Tom and Joe Draper have both previously raced in Caterham Motorsport’s Academy Series, with Joe Draper going on to compete in this year’s Roadsport Championship. Having first assembled their Caterham Academy cars back in 2014 in the Draper Tools workshop, the pair have a keen understanding of the specialist tools and equipment needed and are delighted to be officially partnering with Caterham Motorsport.
Director Tom Draper commented, ‘We are incredibly pleased to be able to announce the tooling partnership with Caterham Motorsport. Like us, the Caterham name has a great deal of heritage and history behind it and we’re very happy to be working with such a well-known and iconic brand. It’s a fantastic feeling knowing that the expert mechanics at Caterham will be putting our tools to good use.’