Today, Aurrigo International plc, a leading international provider of transport technology solutions, celebrates the first anniversary of its listing on AIM with the Market Opening Ceremony.
Aurrigo successfully listed on AIM on 15 September 2022, raising £8m to support its expansion into the aviation sector. Its autonomous electric vehicles and industry-leading planning technology can help airports globally to automate the ground handling of baggage and cargo to reduce congestion linked to labour issues and system inefficiencies. The factors driving the demand for automation in aviation and beyond are global and long term, as the industry seeks to improve processes, tackle staffing constraints and reduce environmental impact.
Founded 30 years ago and headquartered in Coventry, UK, Aurrigo has a long track record for designing, engineering and manufacturing OEM products as a tier 1 supplier for blue-chip vehicle makers including Aston Martin, Bentley, Jaguar, Land Rover, McLaren and Rolls Royce.
Since admission to AIM, Aurrigo has been busy delivering on its key IPO objectives. It has invested in the development of its Autonomous and Aviation divisions, scaling the team – particularly focusing on engineering and sales and marketing capabilities. It has also established full-time teams in North America and Singapore.
In October 2022, Aurrigo signed an agreement with Changi Airport Group for the next phase of development of the Auto-Dolly, its innovative baggage transportation solution for airports. This was followed by a multi-year partnering agreement with Changi in February 2023.
Coventry-based transport technology company Aurrigo joined the AIM market in September 2022. Unlike most of its peers, it was not a thrusting young company, but one that was almost 30 years old, with a history of continuous innovation and growth, supported by intelligent use of various sources of funding.
The Aurrigo story starts in 1993 when David Keene, with extensive experience in developing electronics and software for the automotive industry, spotted a gap in the market for a technology-led engineering company that could design, develop and manufacture innovative products and solutions for both premium vehicle OEMs and the global Tier 1 suppliers that provide parts and services to them. Aurrigo grew to be a trusted supplier to companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Aston Martin and Bentley, but the real turning point came in 2016 when it started developing automated vehicles.
Aurrigo are pleased to announce it has acquired GB Wiring Systems Limited, specialist providers of electrical wiring harnesses and assemblies for the Automotive industry.
GB Wiring, based in Leicestershire, UK, has been operating for 11 years as a complete wiring solution supplier of electrical wiring systems for the Automotive and Industrial Sectors; whilst there is no cross over of customer base, there is strong synergy between the existing products and skills of both Aurrigo and GB Wiring.
Graham Keene, Director of Corporate Development said:
“This Acquisition brings us enhanced capabilities and capacity in our core Automotive area of wiring harnesses and electrical components. In addition, we will continue to leverage these capabilities which we have used so successfully in developing our Autonomous and Aviation divisions. Given our successful track record of acquiring businesses, we are confident of smoothly integrating GB Wiring to ensure continuity of service for its established customer base and are delighted to be welcoming GB Wiring’s skilled team into the Group.
Mark Robson and Mike Francks, GB Wiring, commented:
“Aurrigo is a long-established leader in automotive electronics and we are pleased to be joining the team. We are confident that our capabilities and expertise can enhance Aurrigo’s existing offering and will ensure that there is a smooth transition for both our staff and our customers”.
We’re demonstrating the time to accept automation on the ground is coming sooner than we think”
David Keene, CEO Aurrigo
Come join us at booth 13 at IATA. Our products offer innovative solutions that address the diverse needs of airports, combining cutting-edge technology with exceptional quality to deliver a superior roadmap to the future, now.
February 28, 2023
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Aurrigo International and University of Ottawa sign Industry Innovation Collaboration Agreement
Aurrigo International plc (AIM: AURR, the “Company” or “Aurrigo”), a leading international provider of transport technology solutions, announces that it has signed an “Industry Innovation Collaboration Agreement” with the University of Ottawa, Canada.
The Agreement is the first Canadian academic partnership for Aurrigo and aims to develop a strong talent pipeline between the University of Ottawa and the Company. The partnership will connect Aurrigo with the University’s leading-edge researchers, students, and facilities, including its “Smart Connected Vehicles Innovation Centre”, which is in the heart of Ottawa’s Kanata North Technology Park – Canada’s largest technology hub.
The partnership will encourage innovation through industry and academia co-creation projects, giving students valuable skills and real-world learning experiences. It will give Aurrigo access to the University’s expertise and research around the connectivity, physical and cyber security, decision-making and sustainability of autonomous vehicles and networks. It will be an ongoing venture between Aurrigo and the University of Ottawa.
David Keene, CEO of Aurrigo, commented:
“The University of Ottawa is a leader in research that supports the connected car and autonomous vehicle ecosystem. We are looking forward to being involved in the development and innovation of what is recognized as one of the top technology hubs in Canada. The partnership will enable us to help train the next generation of connected car and autonomous vehicle engineers, as well as to access the University’s high-quality research and thought leadership.”
Guy Levesque, Associate Vice-President, Innovation, Partnerships and Entrepreneurship, University of Ottawa, added:
“As the latest industry partner for the Smart Connected Vehicles Innovation Centre and the University, we welcome the opportunity to work closely with Aurrigo, a global leader in autonomous transportation technology. The high-impact combination of experiential learning experiences for our students and the solution-oriented collaborative research will be the most valuable outcomes from this partnership.”
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Aurrigo is a leading international provider of transport technology solutions. Headquartered in Coventry, UK, it designs, engineers, manufactures and supplies autonomous vehicles and OEM products to the automotive and transport industries, particularly focusing on aviation. It is highly regarded as a specialist in autonomous and semi-autonomous technology solutions for the aviation, ground handling and cargo industries. Aurrigo has developed six types of autonomous vehicle to date, which can be utilised to reduce costs, resolve operational issues and tackle labour shortages, whilst also improving sustainability. Aurrigo has three divisions, Automotive Technology, Autonomous Technology and Aviation Technology. For more information, see www.aurrigo.com
About the University of Ottawa
The University of Ottawa is among Canada’s top research universities. uOttawa benefits from its unique location in the heart of Nation’s Capital to promote dynamic research collaboration and leverage Ottawa’s government laboratories and policymakers. Its satellite campus in Kanata-North – Canada’s largest tech hub – drives innovative partnerships with the tech industry and healthcare innovators. uOttawa researchers are world leaders in photonics, next generation networks, vascular and cardiovascular health, brain and mental health, the Francophonie, public policy and social justice. uOttawa is home to over 20 research centres and institutes and more than 25 core facilities cutting across faculties and disciplines. Research and innovation at uOttawa are founded on excellence, relevance and impact and is conducted in the spirit of equity, diversity, and inclusion. For more information, see: https://www.uottawa.ca/research-innovation/
About the Smart Connected Vehicles Innovation Centre
The University of Ottawa launched the Smart Connected Vehicles Innovation Centre (SCVIC) in October 2021 in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering. Located in uOttawa’s Kanata North campus, this exciting new facility focuses on research related to the connectivity, sustainability, and physical and cyber security of vehicles and networks. A cost-effective experimentation and testing centre plus collaboration-oriented space, the SCVIC serves as a catalyst and nucleus for connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) innovation and tech development. The Centre also enhances the existing CAV ecosystem in Ottawa by providing added research capacity, leadership, agility, and multi-layered collaboration for stakeholders and partners. For more information, please visit: https://www.uottawa.ca/faculty-engineering/smart-connected-vehicles-innovation-centre