Millbrook Group, the leading independent vehicle test, validation and engineering service provider and owner of winter and tyre testing specialists, Test World, is delighted to report that it has hosted a series of high-profile visits by key VIPs in the region, including the Finnish Prime Minister, Juha Sipilä, and the US Ambassador to Finland, Charles C. Adams.
Janne Seurujärvi, Managing Director of Test World, and his senior executive team, hosted a series of three visits during which, in addition to the Prime Minister and Ambassador Adams, senior Finnish Members of Parliament toured the facility. The visits were a perfect opportunity for the government to see in person the incredible work and high tech capabilities on offer at Test World at its northern Finnish location of Ivalo.
Alex Burns, CEO of Millbrook Group, said: “This is the first time a Finnish Prime Minister has visited Test World. I believe it says a lot about the importance of the work conducted at Test World that the Prime Minister, the US Ambassador and other senior cabinet members have taken time out of their very busy schedules to visit the facility. Though a well-known and respected facility, Test World is working to raise its profile further within the automotive and tyre industries, and this is another key stage in increasing awareness of the work it undertakes and the potential for it to attract external investment.”
Janne Seurujärvi, himself a former Member of Parliament, says: “All the VIPs enjoyed their visits enormously. They were able to see the huge range of facilities on offer at Test World, including the world-class climate testing capabilities for which we have a global reputation.”
Amongst other major contracts, Test World recently announced that it signed a long-term agreement with South Korean tyre manufacturer, Hankook, to build a winter tyre testing centre in Ivalo for Hankook’s exclusive use.
Test World became part of the Millbrook Group in September 2015. The investment saw Millbrook Group expand its existing portfolio with a move into vehicle and tyre testing in winter conditions.
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