mountune announces USA expansion to cater for growing demand in both road and race car sectors

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Engine Upgrades' started by WRC Fan, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. WRC Fan

    WRC Fan Administrator Staff Member

    mountune announces USA expansion to cater for growing demand in both road and race car sectors

    • US-based facility will act as distribution hub for mountune's high performance and racing components
    • Customer service and support available in local time zone(s)
    • Facility capable of supporting expanded race and rally programs

    Ford's official European tuning partner and race-winning engine builder, mountune has today announced the expansion of its road car and race engine performance division into the USA.

    mountune LLC, situated in Southern California, is ideally located to serve all of the USA as well as Pacific Rim countries, with the operation including distribution, rolling road, machine room and engine-building facilities.

    Heading up the US operation is Ken Anderson. A man with extensive industry expertise, including an impressive track record with Cosworth in the USA building their aftermarket and racing parts business; "We're really excited to have Ken onboard with us and know he's the right person to be leading this expansion for us", says mountune UK founder and Technical Director, David Mountain.

    Keen to emphasise the demand, Anderson enthuses; "Global enthusiasts and racers alike have been eager to experience mountune performance. We've responded to our fans and customers and with the launch of mountune LLC, a full range of products will be available to support their requirements"

    I'm pleased to be part of the mountune team. The company's level of engineering and attention to detail coupled with motorsport DNA provides a robust foundation to support the development of a unique array of products. Customers located in the Americas and Asia will now enjoy easy access to mountune quality as we ramp up our sales and distribution support", he adds.

    The US has typically 'missed out' on the plethora of European ST and RS-badged vehicles. Now, for the first time Ford's global one car strategy means that enthusiasts in the USA can finally enjoy the exact same models, and the performance parts developed for them by mountune.

    "As Ford's official tuning partner in Europe, combined with an impressive array of market-leading parts already under our belt, nobody is better positioned to bring engineered expertise in upgrading and tuning Fiesta, Focus and other Ford platforms to the enthusiasts of the USA", says David Moore, Marketing Manager, mountune.

    mountune's impressive racing heritage stretches back more than 30 years and this expertise in building race-winning engines and engineering high-end components is also to be offered to US customers through mountune LLC, as David Mountain explains; "We've had a lot of success with our engine's in the Global Rallycross Championship OMSE / Ford Fiesta's and latterly with the complete fleet of Super Car Lites – it's all predominantly based in America and we want to grow and build on this success in other disciplines".

    Extending on the European relationship with Ford, mountune and Ford Racing will collaborate on selected products, many of which will benefit from a Ford Racing warranty when installed via their Ford dealer network.

    A purpose-built US website will debut later this month to facilitate the purchase of high performance and race components directly from mountune in California, alternatively mountune parts will be available via selected authorized mountune dealers.
     
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  3. FiestaST

    FiestaST Active Member

    Nice new video I saw! 215hp it looks like

     
  4. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Some of us here in So. Cal. are planning a visit to the new Mountune facility once it opens.
    Ken Anderson was contacted and he extended us the invitation.

    Dave
     
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  5. FSWerksVP

    FSWerksVP Active Member

    This should be good. :cool:
     
  6. bryramos

    bryramos Member

    Now I'll want to go to this.
     
  7. s_g_t

    s_g_t New Member

    Does anyone have any thoughts on how this mountune upgrade will impact mpg (for normal driving)? Also, will the increased HP result in a higher top speed?
     
  8. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    MPG is always governed by the pressure of your right foot.

    Top speed is controlled by the speed limiter which is part of the programming of the ECU.
    This is usually governed by the tires the manufacturer uses.
    If the speed limiter will be reset by the Mountune US program is still unknown as it has not yet been released.

    Dave
     
  9. ST_Rocky

    ST_Rocky Member

    Well, if Mountune or FSWorks might ever need a dedicated employee, with about 15 years of import parts & service experience - I am also one of the first to begin setting up retail centers in Toyota dealers way back before it became the norm, and 20+ years of IT tech experience, and SCCA experience from 1974 to present, I am dying to get back to SoCal!

    I started with European Parts, the retail side of ARENCO, which was the very first importer of European car parts in the 70's, spent some time with the old BAP-GEON stores, then worked in dealerships - mainly Toyota, with some BMW, Maserati, Lotus, Dodge/Chrysler, and setup Lexus dealers when they first arrived in the US. If you need industry references, I knew a few well known folks in my time. All I ask, is a chance, and a way to get back home to SoCal. Thanks guys!
     
  10. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    Well as impressive as that may all be.
    Maybe you should send your resume directly to them.

    Dave
     
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