SMC and Ed Carpenter Racing at Indianapolis 500: Together Again in 2019

SMC Corporation of America (SMC) is thrilled to announce its continued partnership with Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR) for the second consecutive year with its logo prominently displayed on Ed Carpenter’s No. 20, bold blue Indy Car for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 26, 2019.

Noblesville, IN, May 03, 2019 --( SMC and ECR are both proud to call Indianapolis their base for supporting their North American operations, providing manufacturing and automation solutions for a wide spectrum of domestic industries for SMC and open-wheel auto racing for ECR.

“Having the opportunity to again partner with Ed Carpenter Racing will give SMC wider exposure to people outside the industries of engineering and manufacturing to help us recruit energetic talent as SMC grows along with the field of high tech mechatronics,” says Chad Bosler, Director of Production.

SMC established its U.S. operations in 1972 and is a subsidiary of SMC Corporation, a leading global pneumatics and industrial automation manufacturer, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

In 2018, SMC Corporation of America broke ground at its North American headquarters in Noblesville, Indiana and is near completion on a 1.0 million square-foot warehouse expansion to boost the total corporate, production and warehouse facility space to 2.6 million square feet.

About SMC Corporation of America

SMC Corporation of America is headquartered at 10100 SMC Boulevard, Noblesville, Indiana 46060, and is a subsidiary of SMC Corporation in Japan. SMC Corporation is the world’s largest pneumatics company dedicated to factory automation with technical development centers in Japan, the U.S., Europe and China.

There are 29 sales offices in the United States and 5 sales offices in Canada supported by domestic engineering, manufacturing and inventory located in Noblesville, Indiana.

About Ed Carpenter Racing

Ed Carpenter Racing (ECR) first entered the NTT IndyCar Series in 2012. The Indianapolis-based race team has proven its versatility by collecting seven wins on each type of track the series competes on – street and road courses, short ovals and speedways. ECR is led by IndyCar’s only owner/driver, Ed Carpenter, three-time pole winner for the Indianapolis 500 (2013, 2014 and 2018).

In 2019, Carpenter will race at all oval events in the No. 20 Chevrolet while Ed Jones will take over for the road and street courses. Both will be entered in the 2019 Indianapolis 500 alongside Spencer Pigot, who will compete for the NTT IndyCar Series championship as he races the No. 21 Chevrolet throughout the entire season.
SMC Corporation of America
Tak Takahashi