Revamped testing facility opens in Leyland

TESTING: The CSA Group lab
TESTING: The CSA Group lab
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A revamped testing facility for the transportation industry has been opened in Leyland.

CSA Group which provides testing and certification services globally said the new facility at Leyland would allow it to expand its business in the transport sector and was now one of the most comprehensive laboratories of its type in Europe.

The 57,400 sq ft lab has a new drive-in chamber with temperature testing ranging from -60˚C to 120˚C, an accelerometer calibration lab, new engine test cell upgrades and electric motor testing.

Magali Depras, CSA Group chief operating officer said: “As a part of our global business strategy to invest in the European market and the transportation sector, we are delighted to offer our European clients expanded services in Leyland.

“The laboratory has been successfully supporting transportation companies in the United Kingdom and globally for over 30 years, and we can now offer more tests and certifications than ever before.”

Ralf Schunk, CSA Group regional vice president, Europe said: “Transportation is a key business sector for us, and the experienced engineering team in Leyland offers our clients the support and expertise required for European and global markets.”

The Leyland facility offers structural, NVH, whole vehicle, powertrain, component, environmental and vibrating testing.

It is equipped with a dynamic/flexible modular beam system with strong floor points to aid in a diverse range of testing capabilities.

Its remit has expanded to include commercial and passenger vehicles, off-road vehicles, rail, aerospace, marine, alternative energy vehicles and infrastructure.