Hat-trick of engineering award wins achieved by electrified powertrain development specialist, Drive System Design

  • DSD wins Consultancy of the Year title at British Engineering Excellence Awards 2019
  • Award win enabled by new expansion of its Leamington Spa headquarters
  • Global success underlined by new $2m US test and development facility

Leamington Spa, UK, 26th November 2019 – Innovative powertrain engineering specialist, Drive System Design (DSD) has been named Consultancy of the Year by the prestigious British Engineering Excellence Awards 2019 (BEEAs). The company, which specialises in the design and development of powertrains for electric and hybrid vehicles, is rewarded for its timely delivery of engineering solutions, the impact of these on the automotive industry and its sustained business growth over the last five years. The latest award caps an incredible hat-trick of BEEAs wins for the company, which was also acknowledged for its consultancy excellence in 2010 and 2017.

An exciting period of expansion has enabled the business growth that has contributed to the award win, including the recently announced $2m investment into a new test and development facility in Farmington Hills, Michigan, US. In the year preceding its entry, the company also invested £500k in its UK facility expansion, which generated an additional 20 new specialist jobs in Leamington Spa and created further development capacity.

“We are delighted to be recognised by the BEEAs for a third time; as engineers it is immensely rewarding to have your hard work recognised by your peers,” says DSD managing director, Mark Findlay. “Both our expanded UK headquarters and new US facility are now fully operational and have been key in our recent successes. However, our focus on deep engineering expertise, employing technically-excellent engineers to work collaboratively alongside our customers across the world, remains the ultimate enabler to providing the industry with innovative solutions.

We look forward to continuing these collaborations for many years to come.”

Inspired by increasing demand for its efficient electrified powertrain development and design optimisation expertise, DSD’s UK expansion covers 4500 ft2. It has enabled the recruitment of additional engineering specialists by expanding engineering capacity by 40 desks, and created space for a range of specialist powertrain test equipment. Full details of DSD’s new US facility can be found here.

The BEEAs, now in its 10th year, celebrate British engineering excellence. Following a rigorous evaluation process, winners are chosen by a judging panel drawn from a cross section of electronic and engineering design disciplines, including chartered engineers and highly experienced specialist journalists.

About DSD

Drive System Design (DSD) is an award winning engineering consultancy specialising in the engineering, development, test and control of electrified and conventional driveline systems.

The company’s staff have experience working with vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1s around the world, designing new technologies and solving problems to make their products more competitive. They have the engineering, test, analysis and project management skills necessary to deliver projects to demanding timescales. Working closely with its customers through technical centres in Europe and North America, DSD is recognised as a world leading expert in driveline refinement, efficiency improvement and hybrid and electric vehicle transmissions. DSD is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified.