Millbrook Group Expands Testing Capacity with the Acquisition of the CSA Leyland Technical Centre

JCB on a ride simulator test rig structural test laboratory at Millbrook
  • Millbrook acquires the CSA Leyland Technical Centre, a test service facility in Lancashire, which will now be branded as “Millbrook”
  • The Leyland Technical Centre is the latest addition to Millbrook’s locations in the UK and Northern Finland, providing vehicle testing and validation services
  • Millbrook will retain the employees in Lancashire and focus on the continued growth of the business

Millbrook, a leading provider of vehicle testing and validation services to customers in the automotive, transport, tyre, petrochemical, defence and security industries, is pleased to announce that on 1st July it acquired a new site in the UK.

The CSA Leyland Technical Centre provides test services to the commercial vehicle, automotive and off-highway sectors and is the latest addition to Millbrook’s testing locations in the UK and Northern Finland. This is an important step in Millbrook’s strategy to expand its capacity and capabilities in powertrain, safety and vehicle testing to better serve the industries in which it operates.

We are very excited to become part of Millbrook as the next chapter for our business. Our Lancashire site is steeped in commercial vehicle testing heritage and we are proud to be joining a company that understands our business and the needs of our customers so well.Paul Wilkinson, Managing Director - Leyland

KUKA robot in an automotive seat testing laboratory at Millbrook

Vehicle NVH testing in a semi-anechoic chamber at Millbrook

Bus on a ride simulator test rig structural test laboratory at Millbrook

Facility for dynamometer testing of electric motors on a test bench at Millbrook in Leyland

Engine test facility with engine-in-the-loop vehicle simulation at Millbrook

Millbrook will make initial investments to enhance the test services offered at the CSA Leyland site. All of the employees on the site are now employed by Millbrook and will benefit from increasing job security as a result of the tie-up with Millbrook.

This acquisition perfectly complements our existing proving ground and testing capabilities. We have a strong track record of growing similar test service businesses and are committed to delivering the highest levels of customer service and technical expertise. I am delighted that Paul Wilkinson will continue to lead the team at the site and I look forward to working with him and his colleagues to take the business forward.Alex Burns, President of Millbrook