Pace Systems International Ltd has teamed up with Aston University to carry out cutting-edge research and development programmes to beat the recession.
The local specialist vehicle design and electronics company based at Rugby, now sponsors one of the country's top young design specialists at its Rugby headquarters in a partnership with the University and the Government's Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme.
The company has a strong belief that investing in research and development and the KTP programme, particularly in the depths of a recession, is the key to successful business in the future.
Pace Systems International Managing Ltd Director Les Leek said, 'We believe the way forward in this recession is to invest in knowledge and our unique partnership with the University, where some of the world's most brilliant young design engineers are studying, will help our business to beat recession. We are delighted to sponsor Syed Kazmi, our Aston University Design and Research engineer here at Pace Systems and we know it will bring immense benefits to the company and its future.'
Syed, a 25 year old who holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees, was involved in innovative and exciting design work; as well as steering the company through the ISO 9001 process. He is now leading projects in UAV's (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and their civil and military applications, which include potentially life saving aspects. Syed said: 'Pace Systems is an exciting, innovative company to work with and I believe that my work in research and development with them will keep them at the forefront of technology.'
The company was visited on Friday 24 July 2009 by Jeremy Wright, Member of Parliament for Rugby and Kenilworth, who met the Research and Design team and Professor Geoff Tansley from Aston University (pictured).
If you would like to find out more about how you can get involved in the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme, please contact Martin May on ext 4253.
Words by Paul Burkwood