ReVerie Ltd was founded in May 2000 by ex-Lotus employee Simon Farren (who was responsible, whilst at Lotus on the vehicle management team, for putting the Lotus 340R vehicle into production). Simon conceived ReVerie with the intention of designing niche automotive track day and performance enhancing products using Autoclaved carbon composites. There would also due to his passion, interest and his perceived gap in the market be a large focus on aftermarket Lotus accessories, inspired mainly by the lightweight Elise and its customers understanding of the benefits of lightweight high strength materials and technology.
At the conception of the business in 2000, no other composites business was targeting the aftermarket Motorsport/sports car markets with well designed and tested products at affordable prices. The companies with these abilities and facilities were focussing solely on OEM, F1, WRC and Sports Prototype supply and often just as sub-contracting houses. Simon’s original plan was to sub contract the actual manufacture of ReVerie designed parts however a company could not be found that would deliver parts to the required quality at the right cost and within the desired timescale. Therefore, Simon began making Carbon Fibre parts himself, whilst also seeking premises and equipment to set up a production facility. A facility was eventually found along with the necessary equipment required in October 2001.
After moving into the new facility, between 2003 and 2005, ReVerie was involved in winning (at the time) one of the largest Motorsport composite projects for Foggy PETRONAS Racing which involved the manufacture of 150 full Carbon panel sets (inc. structural seat unit) for the road homologation special to allow the FP1 bike to meet the requirements of the FIM. In this period, ReVerie employed 20 full-time staff and six F1 contractors. All delivery times and quality targets were met.
During this period also, ReVerie expanded its product line to encompass steering wheels, bucket seats, air boxes and induction kits. ReVerie Carbon steering wheels proved so popular that they were chosen by the Citroen Rally Team for use in their Xsara World Rally car that competed with enormous success in the WRC.
In 2010, ReVerie moved to a larger facility in Colchester, Essex and invested in new equipment and later achieved ISO9001 certification. Our investment led as to winning a contract to supply McLaren Carbon Fibre OEM key fob inserts as used on the McLaren MP4/12 P1. The contract required exacting standards which we achieved- in total, we delivered approximately 24,000 units! Since then, ReVerie has grown its own product range and expanded its dealer network across the globe. ReVerie as also significantly expanded its manufacturing capability and has worked with numerous clients such as Cosworth Electronics, Citroen WRC, McLaren and Vislink Ltd covering a wide array of areas from automotive to defence to luxury furniture. Contact us today to discuss your project with us.
A selection of testimonials from our clients;
"The FIA and ACO recently chose the 2016 Le Mans 24 hour race as the venue to launch the new LMP2 2017 - 2020 engine by UK-based engine design and manufacturer Gibson Technology Ltd. Gibson has developed and will manufacture the new 4.2 litre V8 GK428 engine, supplying all LMP2 teams in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), including the Le Mans 24 Hours, as well as the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) and the Asian Le Mans Series (from 2019 onwards). ReVerie has been selected by Gibson to be the sole composites manufacturer/supplier for the engine air box lower tray, air box mid-section and the LH and RH coil covers. ReVerie were selected due to proven supply, quality and quick response to technical queries on previous Gibson projects coupled with fair pricing and good upfront technical composites design for manufacture/tooling advice".
Gibson Technology - Dave James
“We have built up a valuable circle of team partners over the last five years and we very much appreciate the support and service ReVerie has given us".
Foggy PETRONAS Racing - Carl Fogarty, October 2006
“The CITROEN SPORT team are delighted with their title of "Manufacturer World Championship 2003”. This successful result has been reached, among other things, thanks to ReVerie's involvement".
CITROEN SPORT - 2003
“We are delighted with the support and service that we receive from ReVerie in provision of moulded and CNC-machined carbon fibre for our steering wheels, inc. the CWW277 Mk1 & Mk2. We have been satisfied with the quality and efficiency of their work, which in turn has enabled us to maintain the high standards for which the Cosworth name is internationally renowned.”
Cosworth Electronics - Annys Kirk
ReVerie gained ISO9001 certification in 2015 and our Quality Management System (QMS) has allowed us to grow and improve our service as well as give peace of mind to our clients. We have developed our bespoke Material Resource Planning software system that allows us to provide full part tracability at all stages during manufacture and allows us to accurately cost and time projects. View our ISO9001 accredititation and quality policy