Makita supports engineering challenge

Makita is supporting the Formula Student (FS) 2017 vehicle design and build challenge run by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

The event, which attracts teams from more than 100 university engineering faculties in the UK, is Europe’s most established educational vehicle engineering competition. Teams from across the globe design, build and enter their race cars to be judged by industry experts.

The aim of FS is to develop enterprising and innovative young engineers and encourage more young people to take up an engineering career. At education establishments the FS project usually forms part of a degree-level project.

Makita will offer FS participants special purchase opportunities via local authorised dealer MTS (Midland Technical Services) and provide a Tool Loan Centre at the Silverstone final of the Formula Student challenge in July 2017. Competing teams will be able to use Makita power tools and receive instant product training from Makita’s demonstration and training staff at the Silverstone circuit on correct and safe use.