Altran to open its first passive safety center in North America

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Engineering and R&D services provider Altran is to open its first passive safety center in North America in November. Located at 48602 Downing Street in Wixom, Michigan, the World Class Center for Passive Safety will focus on pedestrian protection, airbag testing and interior testing.

In addition to testing and engineering services, the facility will also provide local distribution and support of turnkey test equipment for customized applications from Concept Tech and Microsys. A grand opening event and ribbon cutting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 8, starting at 3:30pm, for customers, vendors, municipal officials and media. Tours of the facility will also be provided.

“We are excited to be opening our first World Class Center for Passive Safety in North America,” said Rob Vatter, CEO for North America. “We are among the select international brands leading the way in advanced automotive innovation and testing. Here in the USA we are bringing together engineering, testing, simulation and test equipment all under one roof. We will leverage this unique combination to deliver cutting edge and sophisticated passive safety solutions.”

Altran currently operates automotive passive safety testing centers in France, Austria, Germany and Canada, with over 6,000 automotive specialists operating in 15 countries.

October 26, 2017

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