Major sponsors

The University of Auckland

The Faculty of Engineering has in excess of 2000 students, 2200 at undergraduate level, 150 in taught postgraduate programs and 200 research postgraduate students. A range of specializations are available in the Bachelor of Engineering degree. New specializations, such as software engineering and biomedical engineering, have been introduced in recent years, in response to the changing needs of society. Research is also a key activity at the Faculty, with large scale research activities and collaborations with other institutions and members of the industry. Much of the work undertaken is of a world-class level, while in many areas, the research programs, and academics and students involved, are clearly leading the world in their discoveries and developments.

Platinum sponsors

E.G. Whiter Ltd

EG Whiter Ltd is a trusted name in the manufacturing of high precision tooling and mould sets, through their versatility, diverse experience , and their reputation for developing innovative design and engineering solutions specific to their clients requirements.

Giltrap Group

The Giltrap Group represent 16 of the most desirable automotive brands in over 12 dealerships across Auckland. Founded by car-mad entrepreneur Colin Giltrap in the 1960’s, the Giltrap Group celebrates a strong commitment to customer delight and ‘hands-on’ personal service, and strive to live out the culture that Colin Giltrap created - a love for cars, people, motorsport and the local community.

Jackson Industries

Founded by James W. Jackson in 1977, Auckland’s Jackson Industries is a multi-faceted company providing diverse engineering expertise – from electrical equipment, through precision CNC machining and tooling, to composite structures and the development of bespoke polymers. Family-owned-and-operated, the company’s origins lie in electrical equipment – with an emphasis on safety. It has grown into Australasia’s leading supplier of industrial power applications and portable power solutions, and is particularly well-known for its LIFEGUARD® power distribution systems.

Rivers Carbon

Rivers Carbon are a renowned specialist Carbon Fiber manufacturer. Since 2003, Rivers Carbon has designed and built innovative Carbon Fiber products for many industries including mining, automotive, marine, aerospace and even medical equipment. With the manufacturing techniques and design experience accumulated with years of experience, Rivers Carbon is able to engineer optimal solutions to cater to the most demanding of problems.

Southern Spars

Whether the goal is all-out speed and strength, or a custom-built combination of performance and luxury, at Southern Spars, they build the world’s best custom-built spar packages, integrating seamlessly into the fastest and most beautiful yachts on the planet.

Gold sponsors

Altair is a leading international developer of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for their clients’ improved business performance. Their passion and entrepreneurial spirit endeavours to radically change the way organizations design products and make decisions.

Virtually every electronic product is constructed with one or more Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs), which act as the carrier of all electronic components, microchips, FPGAs, electromechanical parts and embedded software. The design of PCBs for ever more complex devices requires sophisticated electronic design automation software. Since 1985 Altium has been providing professional PCB design tools, making PCB design easy.

The AMK Group, a family-owned company based in Germany, has been one of the market and technology leaders in the electric drive technology, control technology, industrial automation engineering, and automotive areas for more than five decades. Their sponsorship significantly discounted the electric motor package being used in this year’s car, allowing us to make the move to electric.

Circuit Labs is a new boutique manufacturer of printed circuit boards based in Auckland. They specialise in fast locally produced PCBs. Their goal is to provide an efficient and economic solution for small OEMs and R&D departments nationwide.

Fuji Xerox is a joint venture between Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd and Xerox Ltd. Fuji Photo Film is the 75 percent majority shareholder. Today, the name "FUJI XEROX" is a global brand synonymous with leadership in document services.

Established in 2008,Melasta Corporation is a joint-venture high-tech enterprise which specializes in research and development (R&D),production and marketing of rechargeable battery,audio,communications and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets.

Auckland based supplier of Advanced Composite Structural Materials. Supplying Composite Material for small componentry to the Largest High Performance Composite Structures. Specialists in Sourcing Custom Composite Specifications Sourcing the highest quality structural composite material from the worlds leading manufactures.

VI-grade is the leading provider of best-in-class software products and services for advanced applications in the field of system level simulation. Established in 2005, VI-grade delivers innovative solutions to streamline the development process from concept to sign-off in the transportation industry, mainly automotive, aerospace, motorcycle, motorsports and railways. With office locations in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, UK, Switzerland, Japan, China, and the USA, and a worldwide channel network of more than 20 trusted partners, VI-grade is a dynamic and growing company with a highly skilled technical team.

Silver sponsors

3M New Zealand today employs approximately 220 employees in all business fields - technical, accounting, sales, marketing, production and many other specialist roles. 3M supplies the team with a variety of products, from safety equipment for composites and general workshop use, to adhesives, abrasives, and finishing products.

Bay of Plenty are a precision machine shop specialising in the manufacture of sprockets, spur and helical, internal and external splined and geared shafts and bushes, worm and wheel sets, racks, pinions and custom build gearboxes.

Embroidery Works is a full service branding company that provides clients with a quality brand, correct and on time. With state of the art machinery, staff with great skills and experience, and a range of branding options, Embroidery Works is a true market leader. Founded in 1999, the company began with one embroidery machine. Four years later, they expanded into larger premises and began offering screenprinting, which was soon augmented with the acquisition of a digital transfer printer to enable direct to garment printing as well.

EVworld NZ is New Zealand’s combined electric vehicle event, bringing together EVangelists, EV enthusiasts, and the EV curious, connecting them to those driving the charge for the future of zero carbon transport in New Zealand. EVworld NZ serves as a focal point to grow the EV fleet in New Zealand and drive toward a more sustainable transport environment for New Zealand’s future fleets.

Formula E in Auckland, provides you with the only opportunity in New Zealand to drive new generation Indoor Race Karts. It is the perfect place to hold your corporate event, or to simply arrive and race.

GT International Logistics provides reliable and trustworthy international forwarding solutions within the automotive, marine, aviation and project cargoes sectors,

Heat Treatment Ltd provides solutions for all of your heat-treating needs. They offer a wide range of heat-treating and surface finishing services for metals and alloys using the best plant and processes available in the region. The service is supported by the expertise developed over the 50 plus years they have been in business.

In 1982 HPC revolutionised the exhaust industry by introducing space-age coatings to the motorsports aftermarket. Using coatings that were previously only available to the aerospace industry, HPC created a niche market for protective and thermal barrier coating in racing and street rodding. Since then HPC has developed numerous coatings for a wide range of applications. HPC provides protective, lubritic, thermal barrier and appearance coatings for the motorsports, industrial, food processing, medical, aerospace and OEM automotive and trucking industries. HPC is recognised as a leader and innovator of coating technology in these fields.

The Mechanical Engineering Group is a Technical Group of IPENZ (The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand) and has strong links and support from I.Mech.E (The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London). The objectives of the Group are to encourage a social and technical liaison between engineers of all levels who have an interest in mechanical technology. The Group, which is currently active in Auckland and Wellington, holds regular meetings of technical interest, and arranges visiting speakers to talk to the Group, as well as visits to works and projects of specific mechanical engineering interest.

Putting you in touch with the latest technology, they strive to provide a level of quality and service that keeps them at the leading edge of the industry and provides the customer, with only the best service at all levels of our business.

The Otbury Group has now expanded to offer a range of solutions for any refinish business. Alongside the premium AkzoNobel refinish systems for fleet and repair work, the Otbury Group provides DNA custom and special effect paint systems including; candies, chromes flakes and glow in the dark finishes. Abrasives, fillers, polishes and tools are also offered for the panel and preparation areas of any panel shop. Through stocking the vast range of top quality products, the Otbury Group can offer a “one-stop shop” for any refinish business.

Wakefield Metals is New Zealand's leading importer and distributor of Aluminium, Brass, Copper, Stainless Steel, Steel, Zinc, Fasteners and other specialty products. They also source and provide logistics services for imported components and finished goods for manufacturers.

XPO Exhibitions Ltd (XPO) owns and organises 13 of New Zealand’s largest and longest-running business-to-business trade show exhibitions and events. We provide effective, dynamic forums that allow businesses to connect and grow.

Bronze sponsors