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Horiba MIRA opens new vehicle engineering facility in Pune

by Autocar Pro News Desk Nov 30, 2016

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Horiba MIRA, a world-leader in advanced engineering, research and product development, has further bolstered its worldwide automotive engineering and testing capabilities with the opening of a facility within the new Horiba India Technical Centre in Pune, western India.  

The new site increases Horiba MIRA’s presence in India and will provide an in-territory base from which to deliver comprehensive vehicle attribute engineering and testing programmes. Utilising automotive test systems within the Horiba India Technical Centre, the company will ultimately provide a suite of emissions testing for vehicle manufacturers, delivering against its global-growth strategy on a regional level.   

Air pollution and safety have become key concerns for leading automobile manufacturers in India, particularly following the introduction of the country’s heightened Bharat Stages (BS) emissions standards. Together with Horiba’s Portable Emissions Measurement System (PEMS) and Horiba MIRA’s engineering capabilities, the new facility will provide vehicle manufacturers with test services to support them to meet BS VI compliance.

Declan Allen, chief operating officer at Horiba MIRA, said: “Growing our global operation is a key part of our long-term strategy, and we’re incredibly pleased to open our new facility in Pune. The site presents an exceptional platform for us to deliver a broader portfolio of test and development capabilities in support of our key customers in India.”

The 10,000 square metre Horiba India Technical Centre opened on November 30.  It is situated near a key export base for several European and Indian manufacturers, in an area which is a hub for many auto parts developers and researchers.  

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