Designing and developing race-winning transmissions for our clients

Within the transmissions team, Ricardo engineers design, develop and test new transmissions and differentials specifically for client applications, understanding and interpreting the requirements and creating bespoke solutions.

Ricardo works closely with clients to ensure that packaging constraints, layouts and other unique features are developed in line with the rest of the vehicle – and the relevant regulations – to ensure seamless integration and provide race-winning transmissions.

Ricardo’s high-performance transmissions team operates from a single 5,000m2 manufacturing facility that features extensive in-house machining, heat-treatment, assembly and inspection facilities, enabling the manufacture of a wide range of geared, splined and prismatic components, primarily for the motorsport sector.

The capability to produce parts wholly in-house enables Ricardo to ensure high product quality and short lead times. Combining this with our policy of continual investment in new machinery, we meet or surpass the requirements of our clients.

Our transmissions team, consisting of more than 150 experts, is highly experienced in a wide range of alloys, and steel, titanium, magnesium and carbon fibre materials.

Ricardo is accredited to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, and our fully equipped QA department operates to the requirements of these standards. All results are fully supported by complete documentation and certification.

Our dedicated machine shop offers full prismatic facilities:

  • Turning and milling
  • Wire erosion
  • Shaping
  • Hobbing
  • Spiral bevel-cutting
  • Computerized heat treatment
  • Grinding and gear grinding 

We specialize in low-volume production and prototype-transmission-part assembly right through to niche volume manufacturing.

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