Convert Ltd, UK manufacturer of cable looms and harnesses, is working with David Brown Automotive to supply a full car-set of cable harnesses for their Mini Remastered model.
After some months of careful review and development of plans to prove the quality of Convert’s parts and manufacturing process, the production of samples and performing quality checks, the first production ready cable harnesses have been fitted into the latest Mini Remastered cars to leave David Brown Automotive’s build facility in Silverstone, Northamptonshire.
The next year could see Convert produce harnesses for over 100 Mini Remastered models with 200 Mini Remastered vehicles predicted to be produced in the following year.
The precisely engineered cable harnesses will be fitted across the entirety of Mini Remastered, from engine control, through all the model’s interior, and to the boot harnesses and rear lights. In total, there will be around 500 metres of wiring with 650 multi-branched connection points, across 9 individual harnesses.
Dave Lord, managing director of Convert said: “When we were approached by David Brown Automotive to help with their Mini Remastered model, we knew that we could apply our sharp technical expertise to such a bespoke project. The classic Mini is such an iconic British car that everyone at Convert was very excited to get stuck in to design and prototype production.
“David Brown Automotive’s manufacturing is so precise and authentic to the original Mini; so much so that the wiring is the exact same colour as when the first car came off the production line in the 1960s.”
Mini Remastered by David Brown Automotive pairs the original, unmistakable body of the classic Mini with modern luxury touches such as LED headlights, an infotainment system and engineered and hand-crafted interior and exterior details.
Rikki Dillon, Operations Director at David Brown Automotive said: “Convert’s highly precise engineering capabilities, partnered with their particular care and attention to detail was something that appealed to us when choosing a supplier. This is something that encompasses our ethos in creating each Mini Remastered.”
Operating predominantly in the automotive, public transport and scientific/medical sectors, Convert manufactures wire cables and harnesses for prestige automotive headlamps and rear-lamps, heavy plant & machinery vehicles, passenger control systems for the rail & air industry, transmission and driveline systems and a range of scientific equipment.