Haldex R&D center at the MIRA Technology Park officially opened

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MIRA Technology Park in Hinckley, UK, has announced the latest businesses to be based at the site. One of the completed and opened buildings is the 2,368m2 bespoke facility that houses a new Haldex R&D center.

The R&D center creates a European research and development base for Haldex’s global product offer, includes laboratory facilities, and provides Haldex engineers with direct access to MIRA’s own test facilities and engineering expertise. The new facility houses a fully equipped state-of-the-art design and simulation center, full validation laboratory with integrated electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) facilities, and a series of garage workshops housing multiple development vehicles.

“Our new UK R&D center highlights Haldex’s continued strategic intention of providing innovative product solutions, and is a key step in supporting our development that will benefit both Haldex and our customers,” says Haldex president and CEO, Bo Annvik. “MIRA’s test track is one of the most used test tracks within Haldex today. With the new building in place, engineering and testing will be co-located, which will result in shorter development cycles and improved customer responsiveness.”

In addition to Haldex, companies such as GKN, Continental Tyre Group and Goodyear all have taken space at MIRA Technology Park within a newly created and bespoke multi-tenant building, which has already been completed at the site. The opening of the buildings was also buoyed by the announcement that MIRA Technology Park will expand in size to a proposed 185,800m2, and that the facility would receive US$19.9m investment in infrastructure to expedite growth within the site.

“We are delighted to be able to announce the arrival of several new globally recognized tenants at MIRA Technology Park,” says George Gillespie, CEO at MIRA. “By taking space at MIRA Technology Park, they are quite literally placing themselves at the heart of Europe’s automotive and development industries.

“The MIRA Technology Park story is really gaining traction, and we’re excited to begin the next phase of the development with the build of key infrastructure now underway. The site has been purposely created to offer international businesses the ideal location for their R&D operations, and – with the creation of a further 100 jobs through the introduction of Haldex, GKN, Continental Tyre Group and Goodyear – the vision really is underway.”

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Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine + Powertrain of the Year Awards.

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