Leading UK transmission consultancy relocates to larger site to enable continued growth
DSD’s investment in the new facility allows design, assembly and test activities to be co-located at the Midlands HQ, providing immediate efficiency benefits
Leamington Spa, UK, 27th October 2014 – specialist engineering consultancy, Drive System Design (DSD), has begun the process of moving into its new 20,000 sq ft technical facility in Leamington Spa, UK, strategically located close to several major customers and key suppliers in the Midlands. The company will celebrate the formal opening of the site in Q4.
“Combining our UK activities at a single location will be a massive benefit to us and our clients,” explained DSD’s managing director, Mark Findlay. “It simplifies control, improves communication, speeds up response and ultimately produces a better service for our customers. It provides immediate efficiency improvements and, longer term, the space for expansion.”
DSD has already relocated its design and control systems function to the new site: workshop and test facilities will follow. The company has an extensive range of test capabilities that allow it to provide complete turn-key solutions to customers in the transmissions and driveline industry. The new, larger facility will enable the company to significantly improve its testing capability and allow it to provide low volume assembly for the first time.
When the move is completed, the new facility will house: five transmission test cells, dedicated dry and wet clutch test cells, e-machine characterisation rigs, synchronizer and cone test cells and hydraulics, vibration and environmental rigs.
DSD’s expansion in the UK reflects the company’s growth worldwide, having recently opened a technical centre in the USA, a customer support centre in India and created a sister company, Evolute Drives, that develops highly efficient driveline products.
Drive System Design (DSD) is an award winning engineering consultancy specialising in the design, development and control of transmission and future driveline systems.
The company’s staff have decades of experience working with vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1s around the world, designing new technologies and solving problems that make their products more competitive. Working closely with its customers through technical centres in Europe and North America, DSD is recognised as the world leading expert in driveline refinement, efficiency improvement and hybrid and electric vehicle transmissions. Alongside the design, test, analysis and project management skills necessary to deliver projects to demanding timescales.
DSD won the prestigious “Consultancy of the Year” accolade in the 2010 British Engineering Excellence Awards.
Richard Doherty at Market Engineering
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