Stanley Engineered Fastening to supply technical support to DS Virgin Racing

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Stanley Black & Decker’s Stanley brand has been named as an official partner to DS Virgin Racing’s Formula E team. The agreement will see the company provide technical and operational support to the DS Virgin Racing team.

Along with providing tools, fastening systems and solutions and other high-performance products to the team, Stanley will be collaborating with the team’s engineers with a view to helping the team develop future technologies.

In addition to providing a platform for cutting edge technology and innovation, the partnership underscores Stanley Black & Decker’s commitment to sustainability and reducing environmental impact.

Aligning with Virgin, another highly purpose-driven organization, the partnership is in keeping with the company’s broader Ecosmart plan and pledge to become carbon positive by 2030.

“The DS Virgin Racing Team is the ideal partner for Stanley Black & Decker, as they share our passion and purpose – changing the world through technology and sustainable innovation,” said John Wyatt, president for Stanley Engineered Fastening.

“The team is leading the way in developing the sport’s most advanced technologies, so we’re excited to contribute to the team’s success on the track and accelerate the growth of sustainable mobility solutions – helping to build a better future for us all.”

DS Virgin Racing is one of the founding teams in the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship – the world’s first fully electric single-seater racing series – and currently lies second in both the teams’ and the drivers’ standings.

“We look for partners that, like us, put purpose at the center of how they do business and that are focused on delivering innovative solutions that make a positive impact on the world, which is why we’re excited to welcome Stanley Black & Decker to our team,” said Alex Tai, team principal at DS Virgin Racing.

“At this critical stage in the season, every advantage we can find is crucial, and having the latest equipment and technologies available to our team will help improve our efficiency and contribute that extra winning margin – while also helping us deliver on our innovation and sustainability goals.”

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