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John Bailey
bf1 systems

You wouldn't necessarily know, but products from bf1systems can be found all over the world.

The business is a market leading provider of electrical, electronic and composite solutions to clients within the motorsport, automotive, aerospace and marine industries

Components are featured on world championship winning vehicles in all top level motorsport disciplines including F1 Indycar, World Rally and Moto GP.

From its technical centre, bf1systems supplies the very best of the automotive world, with an enviable client list including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley, Aston Martin and Maserati among others.

The company's diverse engineering capabilities have also enabled bf1systems to provide innovative solutions for major players in the aerospace industry.

This, explained managing director John Bailey, has resulted in the company working alongside Rolls Royce and Airbus on ground breaking technology within the composites arena.

'The diverse engineering and electronic expertise embedded within the companies staff enables bf1systems to analyse and overcome even the most challenging engineering problems for its customers,' added Mr Bailey.

The company's expertise has resulted in winning a number of awards including MIA business excellence award for innovation, Autosport Show award for innovation and World Motorsports Expo for design technology.

Main developments this year have been in the automotive sales line for tyre pressure monitoring systems.

This product goes on many of the top marques like Aston Martin, McLaren, Ferrari, Bugatti and Maserati.

'We have also started to work in earnest on our aerospace projects with Airbus and Rolls Royce and these are set to grow and continue,' said Mr Bailey.

'There has been a general uplift in business for motor sports and things combined resulted in a great year to build on for 2012.'

Location: Diss
Sector: Engineering
Turnover: £7.5m
Staff: 83
Website: www.bf1systems.com
There has been a general uplift in business for motor sports and things combined resulted in a great year to build on for 2012
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