Ricardo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Enable Inc. of Kariya, Japan that will facilitate local testing of its products and the delivery of advanced calibration services through Enable’s facilities.
“Ricardo and Enable provide an excellent fit for the collaboration we plan under the MoU,” commented Ricardo Japan president Akio Okamura. “This will mean that Ricardo customers in Japan will benefit from improved access to local test and prototype development facilities on the engineering projects that we carry out for them using our extensive network of international technical centers. At the same time, we will be able to provide Enable with expert advice and assistance for the calibration services that they provide to their customers.”
“Enable and Ricardo share an ethos of providing excellent customer service and the highest standards of quality in engineering and testing,” added Enable president Yasumasa Matsuda. “We look forward to a mutually beneficial collaboration with Ricardo that will add value to the Japanese customers of both our companies.”
Enable provides testing and prototype manufacturing services to the Japanese automotive industry, including engine testing, prototype and concept vehicle preparation, the development of test equipment, the manufacture of jigs and prototype parts, and the modification of vehicles for dual fuel and CNG use. The company is in the process of building a new facility with powertrain test beds which it will use for the delivery of calibration services.