Millennium Technologies, Fox Shocks part of new lineup
Millennium Technologies has added a massive project to its resume. Through a new partnership with Polaris Industries, all 2015 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 and Sportsman Touring XP 1000 model ATVs will now come directly equipped with engine blocks that are manufactured and plated in-house by Millennium Technologies in Plymouth, Wis.
The partnership presents new opportunities for both companies, but most importantly, more power output for ATV riders and enthusiasts.
“This project has been nothing short of exciting, working with a leader in the industry to supply enthusiasts with top of the line ATVs; who could ask for more?” said Brad Hintz, head of Quality Control and the project’s overseer at Millennium Technologies.
The cylinder blocks are currently manufactured and plated in house daily by Millennium Technologies’ machine shop technicians, who will soon be running production of the blocks through multiple work shifts.
“We’ve been plating Polaris cylinders from retail customers and dealers here at Millennium since we opened our doors, so the plating aspect of this project is nothing new to us,” Hintz said. “The project itself, which includes the manufacturing and machining of these blocks, however, is a new and exciting venture that we’re very proud to be a part of. Millennium Technologies is looking forward to a lasting and expanding relationship with Polaris in the future.”
Both ATV models come with a U.S. MSRP of $13,299 with specific features alongside the plated engine blocks such as high performance close ratio on-demand all-wheel drive and two piece seats for the Sportsman Touring XP 1000, and dual exhaust, premium shocks, and a 1000 EFI engine featured for the Scrambler XP 1000, just to name a few.
While the Polaris project has created a massive amount of production for Millennium Technologies, the company hasn’t slowed down in any other area of their daily workload.
Hintz expressed that production of the Polaris blocks would not interfere with current manufacturing throughout the building.
“The Polaris project gives our company a constant flow of production throughout the building, but we also have hundreds of retail and dealer customer cylinders and parts going through our plating and repair processes every day, and we’re not slowing down any regular in-house production work. The machinists we have in house for the Polaris project work almost exclusively on these cylinder blocks and cases, so the rest of Millennium’s customer jobs, which reach hundreds of new incoming cylinders each day, can still flow continuously throughout the building without any hold-ups in the process. It is a very good time to be a part of Millennium Technologies!”
Fox supports 2015 models, too
Fox Factory Holding Corp. announced that FOX Performance Series 2.0 PODIUM X shocks are the stock suspension packages on two newly released 2015 Polaris side-by-side models, including the high performance RZR S 900 and the trail RZR 900 XC Edition.
“We are pleased to announce that Polaris has chosen FOX as the stock suspension for the RZR S 900 and RZR 900 XC Edition,” said Larry L. Enterline, FOX’s CEO. “Side-by-sides are becoming ever more capable and the need for properly matched suspension to help get the most out of the power of the vehicle continues to grow. Our product development team worked closely with the Polaris product development team to deliver an application suited for each of the vehicle’s unique ride dynamics characteristics.”