The official opening ceremony for the new Calsonic Kansei research and development centre took place on Tuesday 28 June 2016 at Millbrook, the leading independent vehicle test, validation and engineering service provider. Millbrook Technology Park is the ideal location for the new facility, with its focus on innovation and technological developments in the automotive industry. Guests heard from key representatives for both companies, and the opening was marked by the planting of a young sapling, which will grow as the centre develops and marks the budding partnership of these two companies. The opening of the centre marks a new partnership between the two companies as they work together for the benefit of their mutual customers. Millbrook’s test facilities and expertise were the perfect space for Calsonic Kansei to locate their European base, and start work on a range of products they hope to bring to market soon. Millbrook’s Technology Park is the home to a number of facilities, forming an integral part of the UK’s automotive cluster. Tsukasa Fuji, CEO CKEU said: “We are delighted to have the new centre open and operational, and in such an important location for automotive development in the UK. We have received a warm welcome to Millbrook and look forward to continuing to develop this relationship as we innovate and develop our products and components.” Alex Burns, CEO of Millbrook Group who spoke at the event said: “Our technology park is home to a number of high profile engineering companies, who benefit from access to Millbrook’s test facilities and expertise. We are pleased to welcome Calsonic Kansei to our site and are sure that they will be an important asset to the community.” Calsonic Kansei is a global supplier of heat exchange, air conditioning, exhaust, interior and electronic automotive components, whose focal point is innovation and technology within the automotive industry.
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