Bharat Forge – India’s largest exporter of auto components has opened a Research & Development facility in UK, in MIRA Technology Park, the UK’s leading automotive technology park and Enterprise Zone, where it will be developing components & sub-systems focused on Electric Vehicles.
This facility will complement the capabilities & knowledge established over the past 2 years in Kalyani Centre for Technology & Innovation (KCTI) & Kalyani Centre for Manufacturing Innovation (KCMI) in Pune focused on delivering solutions for Electric Vehicles.
The Electric Mobility Research and Development Centre will be able to tap into the extensive testing facilities at MIRA Technology Park as well as the pool of engineering talents in the Midlands.
Commenting on the new research facility, Mr. Amit Kalyani, Executive Director said “We are really impressed with the infrastructure and the facilities available in MIRA Technology Park and have set up a research facility focused on R&D for powertrain solutions for Electric Vehicles”
“Several large global OEM’s and Tier 1 companies are already present at MIRA technology Park for development & testing of vehicles and systems in the EV space. The infrastructure and knowledge available would only help hasten the development for BFL and reduce our time to entry in this very important market space.”
Terry Spall, Commercial Director at MIRA Technology Park, said: “We’re really pleased to welcome Bharat Forge to MIRA Technology Park. This growing number of globally-recognised automotive businesses is testament to the benefit of working in a technology cluster, with access to extensive facilities and the ability for our tenants to engage with many of the world’s global OEMs right on their doorstep.”
About Bharat Forge
Bharat Forge Limited (BFL) is the flagship company of the USD 2.5 billion Kalyani Group and a global provider of high performance, innovative, safety & critical components and solutions to various industrial sectors including Automotive, Railways, Power, Defence, Construction & Mining, Aerospace, Marine and Oil & Gas. BFL today has largest repository of metallurgical knowledge in the region and offers full service supply capability to its geographically dispersed marquee customers from concept to product design, engineering, manufacturing, testing and validation.
About HORIBA MIRA
HORIBA MIRA is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. We work in close collaboration with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers around the world, providing comprehensive support ranging from individual product tests to turnkey multi-vehicle design, development and build programmes.
With over 70 years’ experience in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding. Our suite of over 38 major test facilities, 100km of specialised proving ground and wealth of engineering experience, combined with our expanding international presence, means we are confident that we can achieve our vision – that by 2020 every journey in the world will be positively influenced by us.
|Company Name||HORIBA MIRA Ltd.|
|Address||Watling Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 0TU, UK|
|Incorporated||1st January 1946|
|Business domain||Engineering Consultancy, Test Consultancy, Transport Technology Park|
|Representative||Dr George Gillespie OBE|
Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, the HORIBA Group is a global leading supplier of measurement technology and systems for various fields from automotive testing, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology to scientific R&D and QC measurements.
|Company Name||HORIBA, Ltd.|
|Address||2, Miyanohigashi-cho, Kisshoin, Minami-ku, Kyoto,Japan|
|Founded||October 17, 1945|
|Incorporated||January 26, 1953|
|Net sales||170,093 million Japanese yen (Consolidated, Fiscal 2016)|
|Paid in capital||12,011 million Japanese yen (As of December 31, 2016)|
|Business domain||Manufacture and sale of analytical measurement equipment|
|Fiscal closing date||December 31, annually|
|Annual meeting of shareholders||Held in March|
|Number of employees||7,149 (Consolidated, as of December 31, 2016)|
|Representative||Atsushi Horiba - Chairman, President & CEO|
|Stock listings||Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section Securities Code: 6856|
A business segment of the HORIBA Group, Automotive Test Systems (ATS) which has developed global leadership in the fields of engine test systems, driveline test systems, brake test systems, wind tunnel balances and emissions test systems. HORIBA ATS is able to offer its customers complete solutions with full turnkey capability for all industries using electric motors, internal combustion engines and turbines. These include the automotive, heavy-duty, off-road, consumer goods, marine, aerospace and locomotive sectors.