Tyre Development

Millbrook’s existing tyre testing facilities in the UK are complemented by Test World in Finland, part of Millbrook Group since September 2015. Test World is the premier test facility for winter tyres. Innovative indoor facilities allow testing on natural snow throughout the year.

The teams in Finland and the UK can undertake the full suite of tests necessary during tyre development and tyre certification. With two locations and the indoor facilities at Test World, Millbrook is a one-stop-shop for all tyre tests and has ISO 17025 accreditation for many of them.

The team in Finland are experts at preparing snow and ice tracks. Customers report very high levels of repeatability throughout the testing season.

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Tyre Testing

Controlled conditions and unique, word-class facilities.

Test World has always specialised in tyre testing under winter and summer conditions, throughout the year.

Indoor Facilities

Test World Indoor 1 and 2 are the world's first indoor vehicle and tyre-testing facilities designed for year-round use, resulting in significant savings in overall product development costs.

Both facilities are located at the Mellatracks proving ground in Ivalo, Finland. They enable testing in a controlled environment under specified weather conditions, with independently regulated air and floor temperatures.

Tyre Certification

Test World certify tyres to UN/ECE Regulation 117:

  • Wet grip
  • Snow grip
  • Pass by noise
  • Rolling resistance

Studded Tyre Road Wear Certification is also available.

Testing for Magazines

Test World annually conducts Europe’s most extensive summer and winter tyre tests.

Test selection tailored for magazines and other media has been developed over many years and covers full vehicles and components, from tyres and roof racks to motor oil and child seats.

Facilities include a dynamometer, emission measurement equipment, a cold store and all the equipment required for car performance and handling measurements.


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