This July, SACHS is supporting a team of four adventurous Australians competing in the legendary Mongol Rally, with the outfit's Citron Berlingo fitted with SACHS shock absorbers.
The 15,000km long Mongol Rally started off in 2004 with eight teams, with the 2012 Rally comprising a field of over 350 teams from all corners of the world.
Anyone that seeks adventure and thrill is welcome to take part and whilst participants may be travel savvy there are no professional rally or off-roader teams involved and all sponsorship is organised by the team members themselves.
Starting in London, the Australian team Hard Yak has to make their way east to finish in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, with the journey expected to take between four and six weeks to complete.
All four team members are eager to put their passion to a good cause by raising money for the Rally's designated charity, the Lotus Children's Centre in Ulaanbaatar, and their self selected charity the Centenary Institute in Sydney.
In order to survive the unguided Rally, preparations are well underway with the team recently completing a bush mechanic workshop, and with regulations restricting car engines of one litre capacity, Hard Yak decided to prepare a Citron Berlingo panel van for the journey.
The unassisted, self selected route calls for reliable equipment that can cope with some of the world's toughest roads, crossing approximately one third of the earth surface, with SACHS supplying parts perfectly suited to the task.
Crossing unforgiving terrain like the Pamir Highway that travels through the Central Asian nations of Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyztan, SACHS shock absorbers will be crucial to the team's endurance and performance.
"On behalf of SACHS, we wish Hark Yak the very best of luck in this expedition," said Lars Mehlan, Marketing Manager for ZF.
"What impresses me about the team is their enthusiasm and the willingness to challenge themselves, in order to support a good cause not only by raising money for charity, but all equipment being donated after the competition. We are happy to be able to support this fantastic initiative."
"Through years of competing in some of the world's toughest off road events, SACHS has developed products that can cope with very harshest of conditions, which the team will likely face on this expedition."
Accompanying ZF's involvement with the Hard Yak team, SACHS also produces shock absorbers for practically every road car application.
Available through ZF Services Australia, the range for road cars and 4WDs includes Australian specific applications, such as a full series of shock absorbers for Ford Falcons and Holden Commodores, including lowered body installations.