Aggreko, the world leader in temporary power and temperature control solutions, is extending its support for Bluebird - the legendary British company behind numerous land and water speed records - by becoming a major sponsor of its centenary celebrations.
Aggreko has long supported Bluebird in its bid to achieve the electric land speed record, recognising the wider contribution made by a fellow engineering pioneer. Over the past few of years, Bluebird has been working on developing electrical technology in line with the auto industry’s focus on developing sustainable, environmentally friendly solutions that exemplify technological excellence. Aggreko has achieved many of the same goals in its own sphere of operations.
The Bluebird centenary event was held in London's West End, outside the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 12th June, and honoured the moment the Bluebird legend was born: when the company's founder Sir Malcolm Campbell saw Maurice Maeterlinck’s play ‘The Blue Bird’, Sir Malcolm rushed home and painted his racing car blue. 100 years later, Bluebird claims a number of record-breaking achievements.
With more than 20 world land and water speed records to their name, the Bluebird cars and boats came together at the event, with the latest Bluebird project, the electric Bluebird circuit racing car for the proposed FIA Formula E series, unveiled for the very first time.
Don Wales, current driver of Bluebird Electric and grandson of Sir Malcolm Campbell commented, "We are very pleased to be working with Aggreko as we enter a new century of achievement and record breaking. Recognising Aggreko as a leader in their field and having worked with them for many years, it is a great pleasure to have them on board our latest projects"
Rupert Soames, Chief Executive of Aggreko, said: “We were delighted to join Bluebird in the celebration of its extraordinary achievements over the years. The company’s success in its field of expertise is a reflection of the dedicated commitment to push past the limits of what is deemed possible. Aggreko works on a similar philosophy of focused expertise, and over the past 50 years has worked towards creating a reputation of reliable services that ensures power can be delivered anywhere in the quickest time possible.”