Millbrook Group opens highly anticipated, state-of-the-art 4WD dyno facility

Millbrook Group opens highly anticipated, state-of-the-art 4WD dyno facility
  • Facility opening is a fitting end to a busy year
  • Official opening was held on the first day of the inaugural Automotive Testing Show & Expo, hosted at Millbrook Proving Ground
  • Group President Alex Burns spoke, welcoming guests and outlining Millbrook’s plans for the future

Millbrook Group, the leading independent vehicle test, validation and engineering service provider, has officially opened its new, state-of-the-art 4WD climatic emissions chassis dynamometer.

The facility operates at temperatures between −20°C and +50°C and is used to measure vehicle emissions (air quality), CO2, fuel consumption, electric consumption and range, and climatic performance of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles under repeatable conditions.

The facility boasts a high performance fully transient 4WD 48” chassis dynamometer along with the latest advanced emissions system for measuring regulated and unregulated pollutants. It is suitable for gasoline, diesel, LPG, CNG, hybrid, electric and hydrogen vehicles, and is compliant with current and known future European Federal and Japanese light duty emissions regulations including WLTP.

Millbrook Group President Alex Burns spoke to guests about the importance of independent and impartial testing, and discussed key developments the team expect in the coming years. The Group is gearing up to tackle the new challenges faced by the automotive industry.

Alex Burns said, “This is an important new facility to aid the ever more challenging testing requirements of vehicle manufacturers in the UK. I am delighted to say that Spectris have been very supportive of our plans for increased growth and we are now going into 2017 expecting to accelerate the rate of investment in our business.”

Phil Stones, Chief Engineer Powertrain, said, “We are delighted to have the facility officially open, and will be welcoming a number of customers on site in the coming weeks. Alongside the new engine test cells, the new facility marks a year of significant investment and increased capabilities for the Powertrain team. We now look to 2020 and beyond as we prepare for further expansion.”

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