The Sasol Solar Challenge (SSC) is pleased to announce Euro Steel Services as a product sponsor of the 2022 event, which will take place from the 9th to 16th September.
“We are delighted about our new partnership with Euro Steel Services,” said Robert Walker, director and owner of the Sasol Solar Challenge.” This partnership will allow us to connect with STEM enthusiasts on an entirely new level. It is also an opportunity for the Sasol Solar Challenge to encourage young people into STEM education.”
Euro Steel Services will provide the teams with aluminium, stainless steel and/or special alloys products to the value of R10, 000 per team - to up to 10 local teams. The company will also supply specialised fabrication services to the teams to assist them with possible custom designs for their solar-powered cars.
"Euro Steel is thrilled to join the Sasol Solar Challenge,” said Dave Wilson, director and co-founder of Euro Steel. “The event aligns with our core focus, which is to form partnerships to contribute in creating exceptional value. This partnership will empower young minds to find innovative solutions to the global challenges we all face. Being part of this initiative is exciting for our proudly South African company.”
The experienced and skilled team at Euro Steel Services is committed to providing outstanding services and best products for the local teams to finalise their solar cars before the event.
Nozipho Mbatha, Senior Manager: Group Brand and Sponsorships at Sasol said it was great to see one of South Africa’s largest companies who contributes greatly to the STEM industry internationally, support local talent.
“The core values of the solar car teams are innovation, teamwork, and commitment to driving to the finish line. The Sasol Solar Challenge share these values with Euro Steel Services.”
About Sasol Solar Challenge
The Sasol Solar Challenge is on its fourteenth year. It is a biennial competition that strives to be the ultimate test of technology and innovation. Local and international teams conceptualise, design and build solar-powered vehicles to drive across South Africa in an eight-day event while competing against each other, demonstrating and showcasing their design, manufacturing, and strategy skills. The challenge runs on public roads, sharing space with trucks and regular traffic, and passes through multiple small towns.
About Euro Steel Services
Euro Steel Services specialises in stocking, processing, and distributing stainless steel and aluminium. The company operates predominantly in all major cities in South Africa but also has operations in Namibia, Zambia, and Mozambique – all of which combine to actively form the company’s sub-Saharan Africa service region.
Euro Steel supports key industries such as sugar, pulp and paper, rail, heavy and light engineering, power, oil and gas, petrochemicals, and mining.
Sasol is a global chemicals and energy company based in South Africa – operating in 23 countries across the world. Sasol is also the title sponsor of the Sasol Solar Challenge since 2012.
The company supports events which inspire creativity and innovation, including sporting and artistic initiatives, as well environmental and educational organisations and events.