The business joined the Horiba Group in July 2015 and the investment has resulted in significant upgrades to test facilities and capabilities.
These include: upgrades to the operating plant in its climatic wind tunnel; new high-speed digital cameras and a second winch for its high energy crash centre; improvements to the wet handling circuit and high-speed circuit on the renowned proving ground; and a new data acquisition system for the Euro NCAP-accredited safety test centre.
A further £7.4 million has been spent in infrastructure improvements at the MIRA Technology Park.
“This first wave of investment that Horiba has made enables us to invest in a number of MIRA’s existing facilities, ensuring we can continue to provide our customers with world-class facilities and engineering capabilities, and that our global expertise and offer remain unrivalled,” says Dr George Gillespie OBE, chief executive.
“Our plan for both Horiba MIRA and MIRA Technology Park is to grow significantly and rapidly, and we already have a number of exciting plans in place... We look forward to announcing them in the coming weeks and months.”