Axelent Group, an APPMA member, is the main sponsor of the JU Solar Team in this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.

The challenge tasks secondary and tertiary students from more than 30 countries with building and racing solar-powered cars from Darwin to Adelaide.

This year, safety equipment supplier Axelent is sponsoring the 17-student team from Jönköping University in Sweden and their car – which has also been named Axelent, says Drew Hoxey, sales director at Axelent Australia.

“The team from JU will be up against tough competition from other universities around the world. The race started in Darwin yesterday and will be heading to Adelaide, which is apt as that is where Axelent Australia is based.

“Several former members of the JU Solar Team are now employees in the Axelent Group, so it is a fantastic initiative that Axelent Group supports and we are proud to have been there when the race started in Darwin with the team.

“Axelent Australia wishes them all the best of luck and looks forward to seeing them in Adelaide at the end of the 3000-kilometre journey,” he said.

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