About us

We believe that our people are our greatest asset, and their collective brilliance drives Sunswap’s success. We pride ourselves on fostering a diverse, talented, and passionate team with a wealth of experience and expertise. Get to know more about our exceptional team by exploring their profiles below.

We believe true progress only happens when we’re free to challenge the status quo. We do that through questions, never settling for average and looking at better ways to deliver on our purpose.

We pre-empt potential issues and try and solve them before they become problems. We get stuck in and relish answering the BIG challenges our clients and audience face today.

The world’s biggest problems can’t be solved by people acting alone. Sunswap is one big collaborative effort; people willing to go above and beyond to support each other to achieve our goals.

A passion for a sustainable future is what drives us each and every day – every single person at Sunswap is playing their part in a bigger picture. The desire to do good is at the heart of everything we do.

The Sunswap journey so far

Sunswap is founded in January 2020 and with the first investment secured by the end of March 2020/ The first phase of research and development runs through the summer resulting in the first design for Sunswap Endurance.

Sunswap's journey begins

Jan 2020

Through 2021, Sunswap breaks ground on developing zero-emission TRU technology, building the first working demo-unit. With delays in securing a workshop the final test and building happens on a Surrey Farm.

Single temp demo unit

Jan 2021

Prospective customers begin using the demonstration unit on their delivery cycles to gain confidence in Endurance.

Customer road trials start

Feb 2022

International logistics firm DFDS places the first order of Endurance units after successful road trials. Soon to follow, renowned rental and leasing firm TIP Group, place a pre-order of 40 units.

First order from DFDS

Sept 2022

Having outgrown its Wimbledon-based HQ, Sunswap moves 11 miles up the road to a new fully-equipped research and development facility, in Leatherhead, Surrey.

Sunswap moves into its new HQ

Jan 2023

Sunswap introduces an updated logo, typeface, and brand style, that better reflects its evolving identity.

Renewed Sunswap Branding

Feb 2023

Sunswap confirms a manufacturing partnership with Prodrive, a global engineering firm based in north Oxfordshire (UK), establishing a clear route to production in January 2024.

Prodrive selected as manufacturing partner

May 2023

As of Autumn 2023, Sunswap secured commitments from three major British customers to adopt Endurance units for their refrigerated trailer fleets: Staples Vegetables for their farm-to-fork delivery trucks; Samworth Brothers; and Bannister Transport signed a deal to transition their full fleet to Endurance over 2 years.

Fleet adoption of Sunswap Endurance

Autumn 2023

Jan 2020

Minimum viable design finalised

Sunswap is founded in January 2020 and with the first investment secured by the end of March 2020, phase 1 of research and development runs through the summer.

Jan 2021

Single temp demo unit

Through 2021, Sunswap breaks ground in TRU technology, building a working demo-unit. With the workshop delayed, the final test and building happens on a Surrey Farm.

Feb 2022

Customer road trials start

Prospective customers begin using the demonstration unit on their delivery cycles to gain confidence in Endurance.

 

Sept 2022

First order from DFDS

International logistics firm DFDS places the first order of Endurance units after successful road trials. Soon to follow are renowned rental and leasing firm TIP Group who place a pre-order of 40 units.

 

Jan 2023

Sunswap moves into its new HQ

Having outgrown its Wimbledon-based HQ, Sunswap moves 11 miles up the road to a new fully-equipped research and development facility, in Leatherhead, Surrey.

 

Feb 2023

Renewed Sunswap branding

Sunswap introduces an updated logo, typeface, and brand style, that better reflects its evolving identity.

 

May 2023

Prodrive selected as manufacturing partner

Sunswap confirms a manufacturing partnership with Prodrive, a global engineering firm based in north Oxfordshire (UK), establishing a clear route to production in January 2024.

 

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Manufacturing

We have partnered with Prodrive, who are one of the world’s largest and most successful motorsport and technology businesses. Over 500 staff are employed across its Banbury headquarters and its composites manufacturing facility in Milton Keynes.

While the company is perhaps best known for motorsport, today it is just one part of an organisation that in the last decade has diversified to become a technology business working in a range of sectors and providing a range of services – including sustainable transport such as Sunswap’s TRU, and electric urban delivery truck Volta.

Combining Prodrive’s broad engineering knowledge with Sunswap’s specific expertise will ensure that our manufactured units meet the highest standards.