Full Scale Crash Transformation

Vehicle crash test facility at Millbrook for car safety testing
  • Newly refurbished laboratory reflecting lean conversion and flow models frees up additional capacity
  • Additional secure areas and a brand new customer viewing area available now
  • Market-leading electric drive system will be operational from December 2018

Millbrook is undertaking a facility transformation in its full scale crash laboratory in the UK. Since January this year, it has seen significant gains in operational efficiency as a result of undergoing a comprehensive lean conversion. The team has re-modelled the flow in the laboratory, which is now being reflected in its upgrades.

These include a full refurbishment of the workshops, covered secure storage, secure receiving area and a new customer environment. The new electric drive system, which will be operational in December, will offer state-of-the-art speed tolerance control and reliability not matched in the UK.

The work has led to a number of improvements in customer service and test time reliability, as well as freeing up additional capacity for test work. Millbrook will be carrying out a demonstration in the newly refurbished laboratory during the Cenex-LCV event on the 12th September to give a small number of visitors a first-hand understanding of the changes. This will be followed by a Q&A from experts in battery testing and passive and active safety testing of hybrid and electric vehicles.