Interview with Ricardo’s Dave Shemmans

Supercar-maker McLaren needed a manufacturing facility in the UK up and running in 18-months to build its 600hp green engine for the new MP4-12C road car.

Ricardo’s boss Dave Shemmans and managing director Ricardo UK Martin Fausset, explain how their company delivered the tightly specified goods on time.

They also tell TM how the global engineering consultancy is gradually increasing its manufacturing capability and working on increasingly diverse projects, from motorcycle engines for BMW to gear couplings for wind turbines.