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Top designer joins British automotive consultancy

Contechs has appointed former Ford of Europe chief designer Chris Hamilton to head up its vehicle design studio team

Leading UK design and engineering consultancy Contechs has made a prestigious new appointment to expand its global automotive design capabilities.

Contechs has appointed Chris Hamilton, former chief designer of Ford of Europe, to head the team at the car design studio. His appointment is focused on strengthening Contechs’ design studio capabilities and further enhancing the services Contechs provides to its OEM customers worldwide.

Chris Hamilton, 54, was chief designer for Ford of Europe and head of the manufacturer’s strategic design team. During his 20-year career at Ford, he was responsible for delivering multiple award-winning advanced and production design programs. His projects have included Kuga, Fiesta, Mondeo, Transit and Puma.

A graduate of industrial design from Coventry University, he has worked for other global brands including Nissan and Phillips, and has led design teams in the UK, Europe, Asia and North America.

He said: “I am delighted to be part of the Contechs team at this exciting time. As the company continues to grow and strengthen its core engineering business, I see many opportunities for us to provide new and innovative design services. developing for our global customers.

“I look forward to bringing my experience in the design and automotive industries to the team and being part of the Contechs family.”


Contechs has appointed former Ford of Europe chief designer Chris Hamilton to head the team at the car design studio

Contechs has appointed former Ford of Europe chief designer Chris Hamilton to head the team at the car design studio


Contech’s group managing director Peter Jarvis said the appointment would enhance the company’s services to its growing global portfolio of automakers.

“Getting a design expert of Chris’ stature into our books is an important step. He will take responsibility for providing our design services to key automotive customers around the world and will lead the integration of our new technology, software and cloud resources to ensure we stay at the forefront of design studio service providers around the world. ”

Chris Hamilton lives in Chelmsford. His hobbies are classic cars, cinema and jogging.

With offices in Warwick, Basildon, Cologne and Chennai and nearly 900 employees, Contechs is a leading provider of specialist vehicle design and engineering services, working with the most prestigious international manufacturers and suppliers. Contechs experts use advanced design and engineering tools to develop next-generation vehicle platforms and modules as the world moves towards hybrid, electric and alternative fuel technologies.

In addition, Contechs has a respected and established recruiting department that recruits top-level talent to provide clients with fully managed teams, permanent staff and contract support.

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