H.R.H. The Duke of Kent and Prof. Gordon Murray
On Wednesday 20th April 2016, His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, visited Gordon Murray Design Limited for an introduction to iStream® and a tour of their facility in Shalford, Surrey.
Gordon Murray Design Limited was formed in July 2007 with the purpose of developing, industrialising and licensing a disruptive vehicle manufacturing technology known as iStream®,Formula One technology for the everyday motorist.
Over the last eight years, iStream® technology has been continuously refined and evolved to the stage where it has successfully passed and exceeded global OEM standards in crash, durability and corrosion resistance.As a direct consequence and in conjunction with successful OEM due-diligence, Gordon Murray Design are now designing and engineering multiple iStream® vehicles across a broad range of types and models.
During his visit H.R.H The Duke of Kent was introduced to key members of the team and had the opportunity to view full size mock-ups and various styling models which show the progression of iStream®.
1.Gordon Murray Design Limited is a British company established in 2007.The Company aims to be the world leader in automotive design and reverses the current industry trend for sub-contracting by having a complete in-house capability for design, prototyping and development. For more information please visit www.gordonmurraydesign.com
2.The iStream® assembly process is a complete rethink and redesign of the traditional automotive manufacturing process and could potentially be the biggest revolution in high volume manufacture since the Model T. Development of the process began over 15 years ago and it has already won the prestigious 2008 ‘Idea of the Year’ award from Autocar who were given privileged access in order to make their assessment. The simplified assembly process means that the manufacturing plant can be designed to be 20% of the size of a conventional factory. This could reduce capital investment in the assembly plant by approximately 80%. Yet the flexibility of this assembly process means that the same factory could be used to manufacture different variants. The iStream® design process is a complete re-think on high volume materials, as well as the manufacturing process and will lead to a significant reduction in full lifecycle CO2.