Investing in the future is priority for Millbrook

Posted on 7 Aug 2015 by Jonny Williamson

Leading vehicle test, validation and engineering service provider, Milbrook has announced an investment of almost £2 million into its powertrain test facilities at its independent UK proving ground.

 The investment has gone towards advanced upgrades to its 12 engine test cells, with new equipment to include full performance & economy (P&E) capabilities.

The £1.83m boost aims to enable Millbrook to offer full emissions development capabilities, in particular cold start characterisation to support engine calibration from -40˚C and advanced road load simulation modelling.

It also includes all new equipment for advanced direct injection gasoline and diesel development.

Stephen Ratley, head of powertrain, Millbrook.
Stephen Ratley, head of powertrain, Millbrook.

Serving customers in the automotive, transport, petrochemical, defence and security industries, this major investment will also see test bed software upgraded, which can run the most complex tests with precision and quality, making all operations effective and efficient, but above all, reliable.

As well as the significant funding into new technologies and facilities at Millbrook, this project supports its overall strategy to grow the business and in turn create a number of highly skilled jobs within the automotive and technology sector, with the creation of three new positions in Millbrook’s powertrain department.

Head of powertrain at Millbrook, Stephen Ratley explained: “This is a very busy and exciting time for Millbrook, with many opportunities for us to extend our ability to manage turnkey engineering projects.

“Millbrook has recently been awarded a major contract with a large OEM, who we have been working with for many years, and we have a number of other key customers that are keen to utilise our independent and impartial knowledge and expertise.

“This latest investment enables us to meet the requirements of our customers and the growing demands for modern engine test and development.”