The briefing provided delegates the opportunity to hear about recent investments by HORIBA in HORIBA MIRA’s capabilities in automotive technology including: Real world Driving Emissions (RDE), Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) technologies – including the recently announced £26 million TIC-IT facility, vehicle electrification and vehicle resilience. From an inward investment perspective, the speakers also explained how the MIRA Technology Park Enterprise Zone is supporting many overseas companies to establish their European R&D operations in the UK.
Terry Spall, Commercial Director for MIRA Technology Park said:
“The event was really well attended and we have had a lot of positive responses from the delegates. The UK automotive industry has seen sustained growth in recent years and we have a number of Japanese companies based at MIRA Technology Park carrying out R&D work. With increasing demand in emerging automotive technologies and skills, HORIBA MIRA plans to invest further over the coming years in staff and new facilities to support the growth of its CAV, electrification and vehicle resilience capabilities. It is important for us to further showcase how beneficial this can be for Japanese business in Europe, and the day provided us with a great opportunity to engage with industry leaders to achieve that goal.”