It seems that many of the employees that departed Saleen Inc. after Steve left the company last summer have remained in contact and have reassembled at a new company called TECHCO that will focus on providing innovative high performance aftermarket products. They are operating out of a 150,000 square foot facility in Anaheim, CA with extensive in-house equipment for design, development, fabrication, and assembly. Their flagship product is a twin-screw supercharger system with applications for the Dodge/Chrysler 5.7L/6.1L V8, Ford's 4.6L V8, and the LS engines in the C5 and C6 Corvettes. TECHCO are currently taking orders and plan to deliver the first kits in October. More information on the company as well as details of their supercharger are in the press release after the jump.
Anaheim, California (September 22, 2008) – TECHCO, "The Technology Company" formally announces its plans to fill the niche of providing truly innovative products for the Automotive Aftermarket.
TECHCO has reassembled the former Team that Designed, Developed, Tested and Certified the Saleen S7, Saleen S281 Mustangs, Saleen/Parnelli Jones Limited Edition Mustang, and Saleen S331 Sport Trucks. As collaborators and former employees of the famed automotive company, Saleen, Inc., TECHCO's Staff has the talent and vision to bring decades of experience into the automotive aftermarket industry by the design, development and manufacturing of ultra-high performance automotive parts and accessories. "We've assembled a great team from the world of specialty vehicle performance, design and manufacturing. With our skills and resources, there's no limit to what we can provide to our customers." stated Jimmy Moore, Director of Operations for TECHCO.
TECHCO's vision is to supply to our customer ultra-high performance automotive parts and accessories and offer complete Engineering, Manufacturing, and full Vehicle Assembly services. TECHCO has heavily invested in engineering and manufacturing equipment to provide unmatched in-house capabilities to develop and produce truly innovative and high quality products for the Aftermarket, while maintaining low costs and reduced lead times. The expansive 150,000 sq.ft. facility combines state-of-the-art engineering and manufacturing capabilities and resources with our hands on assembly experience. In-house resources include Engine and Chassis Dynamometers, CNC Machine Shop, CMM Lab, Fabrication Shop, SLS Prototyping, CAD/CAE workstations, R&D Lab, Component Subassembly Shop, Vehicle Workshop, Customer Install Shop, and Race Team with Workshop. These extensive in-house resources ensure TECHCO's technical excellence and market competitiveness in the Automotive Industry. "Our spacious facility allows us room to house all our engineering and manufacturing equipment in one place, resulting in fast-time to-market and the highest quality products that still deliver exceptional value to our customers." stated Jimmy Moore, Director of Operations for TECHCO.
The TECHCO Reverse-Revolution Twin Screw Supercharger™ is TECHCO's flagship new product, will completely revolutionize supercharger design. "Our Design of the (TECHCO) Twin Screw Supercharger, is not merely further innovation in supercharging, but is truly a revolutionary advancement on Supercharger Design and application. We've taken all of our expertise in supercharger design and created a new product that provides superior power and performance on all levels." Says John Spruill, Vice President of Engineering for TECHCO. "We designed innovation into every aspect of the new (TECHCO) Supercharger, from the Patent Pending new A-Frame (Dual) Intercooler configuration with Extruded Aluminum 6061-T6 Housing, to the all new 3.0L Reverse Rotation Screws with 6061-T6 Rotor Housing with fully integrated Bypass System, and Long, High Flow Runners. It's like nothing else on the market today." Says Billy Tally, Chief Technical Officer for TECHCO.
Nuts and Bolts of The TECHCO Reverse-Revolution Twin Screw Supercharger™
What makes the TECHCO Reverse-Revolution Twin Screw Supercharger so revolutionary is the unique design (Patent Pending), which optimizes airflow efficiency throughout. Incoming air is fed into the front of the supercharger, not the back like conventional designs. This ensures that the incoming air has minimal turns, eliminating restrictions, before entering into the supercharger housing. Additionally, without the need for a complex inlet tube, the largest possible orifice size is maintained, maximizing air flow efficiencies. The air then flows into the lobes of the Reverse-Revolution asymmetric multi-lobe compressor screws, where it is compressed, not merely moved, as in other forms of supercharging. The compressed air then flows into the intercooler housing which houses (2) intercoolers mounted in an A-Frame configuration to ensure the airflow is evenly distributed to each runner bank. The Patent Pending Twin Intercooler design results in higher cooling capacity and greater thermal efficiencies as the cooling water only has to pass through the intercoolers once, keeping the charge air cool. A further benefit of the front Inlet Design is the additional package space above the supercharger that is used for long high flow Intake Runners, which increases low end torque.
The resulting design of The TECHCO Reverse-Revolution Twin Screw Supercharger allows air to move through the supercharger quickly and efficiently, without significant heat buildup, and at the highest resulting airflow volume at low boost output. The performance result is maximized horsepower and torque output.
Key Features of The TECHCO Reverse-Revolution Twin Screw Supercharger™:
• Reverse-Revolution Twin Screw Compressor with Asymmetric Multi-Lobe Screws
• 3.0L / 180 cu. in. Displacement
• Front Induction with Integrated Bypass
• 10 Inch Long Intake Runners
• Dual Stage Intercooler System with Single-Pass Coolant Flow through the A-Frame (2) Intercoolers, Large Capacity Heat Exchanger, High Volume Intercooler Pump and Recovery Tank
• Open Element Cold Air Kit with High-Flow Air Filter, CNC Venturi and High Flow Inlet Tube
• Extruded Aluminum Fuel Rails with upgraded fuel injectors where applicable
• Separate 8-Rib FEAD (Front End Accessory Drive) with Dampener
• Ultra-Light Weight Aluminum Construction
• Flash Programmer
• Instruction Manual
Dodge/Chrysler: All 5.7L/6.1L Challenger/Charger/Magnum/300C
Ford: 4.6L 3V Mustang
GM: C5/C6 Corvette
TECHCO is now taking orders for The TECHCO Reverse-Revolution Twin Screw Supercharger™ kit for October Deliveries. Call us directly at (714) 408-9550 to speak with one of our Sales specialists.
Note: Saleen S7, Saleen S281 Mustang, Saleen S331 Sport Truck, and Saleen/Parnelli Jones Limited Edition Mustang, Saleen and Saleen, Inc. are registered trademarks of Saleen, Inc. TECHCO has no affiliation with Saleen, Inc.