July 11, 2018
Cosworth, the UK engineering company with roots making engines for Formula One racing teams, is moving closer to an initial public offering by developing advanced driver-assistance and autonomous technology to entice investors.
The new facility reaching full production is one of the three milestones the company plans to achieve before going public in the next year or two, CEO Hal Reisiger said Monday.
Cosworth also plans to have a solid-state lidar product used for autonomous vehicles ready for production and to continue developing advanced driver-assistance and autonomous technology.
Cosworth, which has shifted focus from motor sports to powertrain, electronic and sensor technology for the cars of the future, recently opened a U.S. manufacturing facility in Michigan.
One of the next steps in the company’s expansion also includes building a presence in Asia.
Reisiger said he was optimistic about Cosworth’s valuation, which he declined to estimate. Chairman Kevin Kalkhoven indicated to Reuters earlier this month that an IPO could commence as soon as the second quarter of next year, but Reisiger asked for patience.
“We will do the IPO when both we and the market are ready, and not before,” he said. “Auto-tech companies are currently getting healthy valuations, and we believe that at the time we go public, we will be able to get a valuation that is equitable with the rest of the market.”
ME ENGINE – MAXIMISING EFFICIENCY
OVERVIEW With current demands on the automotive industry including climate change and changing consumer trends, manufacturers are always seeking new... MORE >
HONDA NSX OE MANUFACTURING
OVERVIEW With Honda’s NSX celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018, the iconic manufacturer set to mark this momentous milestone by... MORE >
WIND TUNNEL TESTING
Wind tunnel testing has been a key component of aerodynamic development for decades... MORE >