Indianapolis, IN (March 10, 2011) -Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced today that Hurco Companies Inc. and DRR have formed a strategic alliance for the 2011 IZOD IndyCar Series season. Hurco, a global industrial automation company, will have a fully furnished Hurco machine shop in the team’s Indianapolis facility and will see their logo featured on the No. 22 car of Justin Wilson.
Hurco is a leader in advanced manufacturing technology for the worldwide metal cutting market. Founded in Indianapolis 43 years ago, Hurco holds numerous patents for manufacturing technology and continues to revolutionize the industry with its development of computerized machine tools that increase efficiency and productivity, which ultimately makes Hurco customers more profitable. The broad line of Hurco computerized machine tools is used to make parts and molds for nearly every industry, including motorsports, automotive, aerospace, defense, energy/mining, agricultural equipment, medical, electronics, and consumer products.
“We are extremely excited about this opportunity with Hurco. As we continue to grow, we are searching for new ways to keep an edge on our competition and, by entering into this partnership with Hurco, I think we will be doing just that,” commented Dennis Reinbold, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Co-Owner.
Together, DRR and Hurco will share in a mutually beneficial relationship. As DRR embarks on their 12th year of open-wheel competition, the need for more space is a must as the team continues to grow. As a result, the team will expand its Carmel headquarters by 12,000 square feet to the existing 30,000-square-foot facility and will house a new machine shop outfitted with high-tech milling machines manufactured by Hurco. Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will become a beta site for the company, allowing them to run different types of software before it goes to market. This opportunity will not only give DRR the edge they need in intense competition, but it will give Hurco the chance to showcase equipment being used in a high-tech market such as IndyCar.
“All of us at Hurco are excited to be a part of Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and the IZOD IndyCar Series. Our customers around the world are race fans and they not only enjoy the sport of racing, they appreciate all of the technology and engineering that goes into making a winning race car. The technology of the Hurco machines is extremely beneficial for the type of precision manufacturing race teams require. We are honored that Dreyer & Reinbold Racing has chosen Hurco as the exclusive CNC machine tool technology to be used at their operation. We’re looking forward to a great race season,” said Bruce Manthey, General Manager of Hurco North America.
The Indianapolis based crew will hit the pavement March 14th and 15th for the first open test of the season at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. Please stay tuned for more announcements to come in the following days.