Since the end of the year 2016, Bystronic Maschinenbau GmbH has been a premium partner of Team Starcraft – a group of approximately 70 students from the Ilmenau University of Technology who are designing and constructing a racing car for the Formula Student Germany.
There has already been a lively exchange in the course of this new partnership: In February 2017, several members of the Starcraft team visited Bystronic in Gotha for a guided tour of the factory. Subsequently, a number of Bystronic employees were invited by Team Starcraft to experience first-hand how the racing car is constructed in the student workshop in Langewiesen.
In Gotha, the students had the opportunity to try out the Bystronic machines themselves. As a special highlight, there was also a bending competition. The students were so enthusiastic about it that Bystronic will repeat the contest at the next large Formula Student event at the Hockenheimring racing track. Bystronic will be present with a large truck and a press brake among the 6000 students who will be attending this event.
Within the framework of its sponsoring, Bystronic is planning similar activities for other events during the racing series.
In its search for new talents, the partnership with Team Starcraft has already proved of great value for Bystronic, as several students have already applied for internships at Bystronic.