Xtrac welcome over 300 guests to their successful open day

One of the many perks of working at Xtrac is the family and friends open day. This is a fantastic opportunity for our employee’s family and friends to explore the inner world of Xtrac and see what it is like behind those infamous Thatcham gates.

Taking place on Saturday 7th October 2023, this year’s event was an amazing success with over 320 visitors through the gates throughout the day.

Adrian Moore, CEO commented – ‘I would like to thank all our employees who were involved in the day and our guests who made the event such a success.”

The visitors enjoyed a 60-minute thorough tour of the factory, taking them through the whole process from start, in the design office, through the manufacturing process to finish in inspection and stores.

Our recently launched STEM programme hosted an activity stand with the opportunity to build a CD racer, which was a winner with young and old! Guests could test their driving skills on two GT simulators and one F1 simulator all on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit.

In the front car park on show we were fortunate to have some exceptional show cars on display; one of the GMA T.50 pre-production development cars with our P1321 gearbox, the original Xtrac Escort RallyCross car from 1984 which was the first car with an Xtrac gearbox (a G4 4WD ‘box) kindly loaned for the day by Mike Endean, and a Norma M30 LMP3 car with a P1152 gearbox.

And not only could they enjoy our show cars but also some of our own employee’s cherished collector’s car and bike show.

“The opportunity to explore your facilities and witness the intricate processes behind your products was invaluable. We gained a deeper understanding of your company’s operations and commitment to excellence, which was both impressive and inspiring. The dedication of your employees and the state-of-the-art technology utilised left a lasting impression on us.” – commented a satisfied guest.

Three simulators to test your driving skills
Show cars on display
A group on the 60-minute factory tour