MahindRa Racing Partners With Technogym To Lead Employee Wellness
28 July 2020, Banbury, UK
David Clarke, Team Manager of Mahindra Racing – a founding team of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship – explains why the team chose to partner with Technogym as an Official Supplier to engineer a pioneering solution for employee health and wellness at its new Banbury headquarters.
“Formula E is a cutting-edge sport, and Mahindra Racing has always been at the forefront of innovation,” explains David. “This extends to our entire philosophy – including how we approach our facilities.
“The sport is growing fast and we have repositioned the brand, bringing all our operations in house This is unusual for a Formula E team. As part of this change, we wanted to design an employee wellness solution that would set us apart in the industry.”
Mahindra Racing’s new 47,000 sq. ft headquarters makes use of an existing building (to minimise carbon footprint), offering a professional and functional space for all members of staff.
The team set out to find a wellness solutions partner that could design and kit out a high-end gym space with best-in-class equipment suitable for office staff, mechanics, and professional drivers.
“From the first conversation with Technogym, we knew we had found the right partner,” says David. “Their passion for wellness is evident, and they align with Mahindra Racing on important values like innovation, excellence, and sustainability.
“Everything we do with partners must be cost-effective and sustainable,” he adds. “Sustainability is critical to us, and we are pushing hard to be the first 3-star team in the paddock in the FIA Sustainability Accreditation programme.”
Mahindra Racing’s in-house fitness and wellness facilities demonstrate clear investment in the entire team, offering staff a unique benefit in a competitive employee market.
“Technogym’s wide range of equipment stood out to us,” explains David. “It is extremely high-tech but easy to use, and satisfies our rather complex business needs of offering something to every member of staff. Technogym were outstanding in their willingness to get involved, offer training, and come up with exciting solutions. We couldn’t ask for more.”
Mahindra Racing has invested in a broad and varied range of smart equipment including Skillmill, Skillbike and Skillrow offering the best in athletic performance training. These solutions are supported by Mywellness solutions Prescribe and Teambeats to offer digital programming and heart rate tracking.
“Formula E is a fast moving and intense environment,” says David. “We wanted to invest in a solution that would offer tangible value to current and future employees, tackling issues such as physical wellbeing, mental health, stress, and long-term health. The sport of Formula E is all about long-term sustainable solutions, and we want to echo that in how we invest in staff.”
Technogym has helped Mahindra Racing design and equip a large gym catering for 60 members of on-site and travelling staff members, including professional racing drivers. Staff members have the ability to utilise Mywellness, giving them access to valuable tracking and wellbeing data anytime, anywhere, delivering wellness whilst at the facility and travelling to track and race days. Mahindra Racing is now additionally working with Technogym to explore solutions to bring nutrition and hydration services to all staff members.
Founded in 1983, Technogym is the world’s leading international supplier of technology and design driven products and services in the Wellness and Fitness industry. Technogym provides a complete range of cardio, strength and functional equipment alongside a digital cloud based platform allowing consumers to connect with their personal wellness experience anywhere, both on the equipment and via mobile when outdoors. With over 2,000 employees and 14 branches globally, Technogym is present in over 100 countries. More than 80,000 Wellness centers in the world are equipped with Technogym and 40 million users train every day on Technogym. Technogym was the official supplier for the last seven editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018.
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