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Cox Powertrain Announces New Engine Assembly Facility

July 17, 2018

  • New assembly facility at Shoreham Airport (Photo: Cox Powertrain)
  • Render of final concept CXO300 diesel outboard engine (Image: Cox Powertrain)
  • New assembly facility at Shoreham Airport (Photo: Cox Powertrain) New assembly facility at Shoreham Airport (Photo: Cox Powertrain)
  • Render of final concept CXO300 diesel outboard engine (Image: Cox Powertrain) Render of final concept CXO300 diesel outboard engine (Image: Cox Powertrain)

British engineering firm Cox Powertrain has signed a lease to take over a 28,000 square foot production facility in Cecil Pashley Way, near Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport. The building, currently undergoing renovation, will be the assembly plant for Cox Powertrain’s CXO300 diesel outboard engine which goes into production in Q2 2019.

The U.K. engineer currently employs 70 staff and plans to grow its workforce to meet the demand for its new diesel engine, aiming to recruit an additional 78 staff before 2020. The global distribution channels for the engine are now in place for what will be the world’s highest power density diesel outboard engine and anticipation is running high particularly in Cox’s core target markets in the U.S. within the commercial and recreational boating communities.

CEO Tim Routsis sees the opening of the new facility as a key milestone in the company’s progress: “Cox Powertrain’s new facility enables us to assemble the much in demand CXO300 diesel engine and meet our production goals this year. We are building the highest power density diesel outboard engine ever developed and this facility will use modern automated manufacturing techniques to ensure highly efficient delivery. Our clients worldwide are anticipating the impact this engine will have on the market and watching our progress closely. Our new assembly plant is a major step in the company’s journey to become a world-leading engineering innovator.”

Routsis also sees many advantages of having an assembly facility on the company’s doorstep: “We’ve been working out of Shoreham-on-Sea since 2007 and the prospect of having our assembly line working alongside our engineers gives us the agility we need to deliver this game-changing technology. The U.K. is a hotbed for engineering talent and the Government’s declared commitment to support U.K. innovators as part of its Industrial Strategy makes this the right time and place to move ahead with our plans.”

Work has started to fit out the new premises and Cox Powertrain expects the facility to be operational later this year.

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