For the Fourth consecutive year, RYCO Filters has placed in the Top 10 of the prestigious annual list - published in the ‘Australian Financial Review’s ‘BOSS’ magazine - which is based on a rigorous assessment process managed by Australia’s leading behavioral science consultancy, Inventium, in conjunction with a judging panel of industry experts.
In being ranked 2nd on the ‘Manufacturing and Consumer Goods category’ list, RYCO was nominated from over 700 organisations across Australia and New Zealand with the assessment is based on Inventium's Innovation Framework comprising of the nine elements science has shown to drive innovation.
Caption: Herman Hart, Product Design Manager, Alastair Hampton, GM Engineering and Innovation, and Stuart Chandler, Executive General Manager, RYCO Filters.
In addition, the judging panel look at how valuable the problem is that the innovation is solving, the quality and uniqueness of the solution, and the level of impact that the innovation has had while the assessment also takes into consideration an organisation's level of innovation from the previous two years.
The full list and summaries of each innovation can be viewed HERE.
RYCO Filters is thrilled with its ‘Australian Financial Review’s ‘BOSS’ magazine ranking for its GEN3 Supercar Filtration Program consisting of Oil, Fuel and Air filters.
And while Australian racing competitions originally began with vehicles driven off the showroom floor before being ‘tweaked’ for the racetrack, the current breed of Supercar race vehicles are very much purpose-built for competition in one of the world’s most competitive racing series.
Evidence of this can be seen in the Repco Supercars Championship, Australia’s leading motorsport category which sees competitors race expensive, technically advanced race cars.
With Supercars looking at ways to reduce costs for its competing teams, its administrators decided to look at alternate approaches to help with this whilst ensuring close racing.
In response, Supercars devised a new series for 2023 – known as ‘GEN3’ – that aims to significantly reduce competition costs, mostly through using more affordable engines with longer maintenance intervals whilst also maintaining high performance.
RYCO’s unique Supercar filtration package solution breaks the traditional view that fine-particle filtration must come with a compromise to flow restriction and engine performance.
A key to RYCO’s new Supercar filters is its never-seen-before in racing media.
In the case of the oil filter, it features a unique 100% synthetic media for fine-micron filtration that replaces the traditional cellulose-based examples.
For the fuel filter, it features rolled element fine-micron media, rather than course particle pleated metal screens.
Finally, the air filter employs a hydrophobic nano-fibre coated media with unique honeycomb construction.
To prove the feasibility of these combinations under racing-conditions, prototypes of each of these filters were extensively evaluated both in RYCO’s lab, current Supercars race vehicles and the GEN3 Mustang and Camaro prototypes.
The amazing performance of the three Ryco filtration products quickly allayed any concerns race teams may have had in making a switch away from traditional racing filtration products.
In addition, RYCOs new range of filtration products also drew praise from Supercars, including from its very experienced Head of Motorsport, Adrian Burgess. “RYCO’s innovative, world-first filtration technology will enable the GEN3 series the best chance of success whilst also lowering purchase and operating costs for teams.”
Similar sentiments were also echoed by Supercars’ Engine Projects Manager Craig Hasted. “The Ryco ‘control’ Oil, Fuel and Air Filters provide long life performance for GEN3 Engines.”
Caption: (Rob Herrod, Herrod Performance, Tony Sheedy, GM Sales RYCO, Alastair Hampton GM Engineering and Innovation at RYCO and, Craig Hasted, Engineering Project Manager for Engines, Supercars)
RYCO’s Executive General Manager, Stuart Chandler, said the company was delighted with RYCO’s consecutive 2nd place and fourth Top 10 on the ‘Manufacturing and Consumer Goods category’ list in a row.
“I am extremely proud of this achievement, to place 2nd again is truly a testament to our clear focus on product development and innovation”.
“We’re excited by our new partnership with Supercars as the ‘control’ supplier of oil, air, and fuel filters. In addition, this partnership cements RYCO Filters as the premium motorsport filter brand in Australian and New Zealand”.
“The accomplishment would not have been possible without RYCO’s brand promise of adapting to demanding conditions, along with our unwavering commitment to innovation. I thank everyone involved in helping us achieve this success.”
Caption: (Stuart Chandler Executive General Manager and Alastair Hampton GM Engineering and Innovation at RYCO)
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