Global Automotive Company Calsonic Kansei to Create New R&D Centre at Millbrook Technology Park

  • Millbrook Group announces Calsonic Kansei is creating a new R&D centre at Millbrook Technology Park.
  • Calsonic Kansei signs five-year agreement for office and workshop space at Millbrook.
  • Calsonic Kansei is a global automotive parts manufacturer, established in Japan and with manufacturing centres globally and is a supplier of heat exchange, air conditioning, exhaust, interior, and electronic automotive components.

Millbrook Group, the leading independent vehicle test, validation and engineering service provider and owner of winter and tyre testing specialists, Test World, is pleased to announce that Calsonic Kansei­­­­ is creating a new R&D centre at Millbrook’s UK Technology Park.

Calsonic Kansei is planning to relocate in April 2016, and will occupy office and workshop space at Millbrook’s centre for automotive excellence.

Calsonic Kansei is a global supplier of heat exchange, air conditioning, exhaust, interior, and electronic automotive components, making it a perfect fit with Millbrook Technology Park’s existing tenants and customers, whose focal point is innovation and technology within the automotive industry.

Alex Burns, CEO of Millbrook Group explains; “Millbrook Technology Park boasts a strong and varied vehicle engineering community. It is home to technology companies, who benefit from access to Millbrook’s test facilities and expertise, forming an integral part of the UK’s automotive cluster. I am very pleased to announce that Calsonic Kansei is creating this new facility at Millbrook and look forward to welcoming them on site soon.”

Neil O’Brien, Head of R&D and HR at Calsonic Kansei, says: “We are excited about the future prospects that the new R&D centre based at Millbrook will bring. With easy access to Millbrook’s services and to numerous automotive customers, we feel it is the best location for our UK R&D facilities”

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[Image: Millbrook and Calsonic Kansei senior executives meet to sign contracts for new facility]


About Millbrook:

Millbrook Group provides vehicle test, validation and engineering services to customers in the automotive, transport, tyre, petrochemical, defence and security industries. It is independent and impartial in everything it does.

It has a range of test facilities for components and full vehicles. These include varied test tracks in the UK and Northern Finland, engine dynamometers, environmental chambers, crash laboratories and advanced emissions chassis dynamometers.

Millbrook’s employees are passionate about safety, customer service and technical excellence, making them ideal partners at any stage in the development and launch of the vehicles of tomorrow.

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