Read elsewhere that UC are not producing Caterham parts any longer! Anyone heard anything?
Roger, I purchased a nose cone from them back before Xmas and went up to their facility at Silverstone village. Spoke to Bryn and Scott who seemed happy to make Caterham parts however someone told me that they have now said that there is not enough money in making them?
While I was at their place they had a lot of high end race car parts being produced and I just think they have enough to keep them busy doing that and it probably has better margins.
Mmm - interesting thanks Nick, will await Bryn's reply...which I do understand may take while :)
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I still sell their stuff and they make some parts for me only.
They are happy to do the work but I think they would agree that lead time and service is very very dependent on the time of year.
Unforfor one current customer he has been waiting for over 3 months for some rear wings.
The eeason for the delay is F1 customers. They are supplying Mercedes, RedBull, Force India or whatever they ar enow called amongst 2 or 3 others. Indeed they one Mercedes Supplier of the year award last year.
As we are currently in the most important development period for F1 everything else waits.
Generally things are very readily manufactured and shipped.
Simon, when you say they "make some parts for me only" can you elaborate? Are you saying if anyone else goes direct they will be told to deal with you? Seems to be getting harder to find large carbon parts for our cars now.
ok thx for additional info guys. The UC website still indicates that Caterham parts are available - no mention of exclusivity. But good to understand more
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Also spoke to Carbon Mods in Stoke and they've confirmed that they're not producing carbon bits for 7s any longer
...damn, damn and double damn :(