Test World Hosts Finnish Prime Minister and Key VIPs with a Tour of State-of-the-Art Facilities

  • Test World hosts a series of important VIP visits, including Finnish Prime Minister, Juha Sipilä, and the US Ambassador to Finland, Charles C. Adams

Millbrook Group, the leading independent vehicle test, validation and engineering service provider and owner of winter and tyre testing specialists, Test World, is delighted to report that it has hosted a series of high-profile visits by key VIPs in the region, including the Finnish Prime Minister, Juha Sipilä, and the US Ambassador to Finland, Charles C. Adams.

Janne Seurujärvi, Managing Director of Test World, and his senior executive team, hosted a series of three visits during which, in addition to the Prime Minister and Ambassador Adams, senior Finnish Members of Parliament toured the facility. The visits were a perfect opportunity for the government to see in person the incredible work and high tech capabilities on offer at Test World at its northern Finnish location of Ivalo.

Alex Burns, CEO of Millbrook Group, said: “This is the first time a Finnish Prime Minister has visited Test World. I believe it says a lot about the importance of the work conducted at Test World that the Prime Minister, the US Ambassador and other senior cabinet members have taken time out of their very busy schedules to visit the facility. Though a well-known and respected facility, Test World is working to raise its profile further within the automotive and tyre industries, and this is another key stage in increasing awareness of the work it undertakes and the potential for it to attract external investment.”

Janne Seurujärvi, himself a former Member of Parliament, says: “All the VIPs enjoyed their visits enormously. They were able to see the huge range of facilities on offer at Test World, including the world-class climate testing capabilities for which we have a global reputation.”

Amongst other major contracts, Test World recently announced that it signed a long-term agreement with South Korean tyre manufacturer, Hankook, to build a winter tyre testing centre in Ivalo for Hankook’s exclusive use. Test World became part of the Millbrook Group in September 2015. The investment saw Millbrook Group expand its existing portfolio with a move into vehicle and tyre testing in winter conditions.

For further information about Millbrook visit www.millbrook.co.uk, email info@millbrook.co.uk, telephone +44(0)1525 404242 or find us on Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information about Test World, please visit www.testworld.fi


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 indoor and outdoor 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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