Integral Powertrain begins construction of e-drive technical center

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Integral Powertrain has broken ground on its new technical center in Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes, UK, after more than a year of detailed planning. Phase one of the 47,000ft2 building is expected to be complete by Q1 2020, with the potential of a second phase to follow.

“The new technical center represents a major milestone for Integral Powertrain. The site is more than three times the floor area of the existing engineering center, and will be used to house our growing teams, provide new conference areas, much greater storage and build capacity, a larger e-drive test center, new materials and R&D facilities and larger machining/fabrication areas,” explained John McLean, director of Integral Powertrain.

“As well as providing an excellent environment for staff and clients alike, it will allow most of our engineering and support teams to be located on one site, bringing efficiency that will enable us to develop innovative products to meet growing customer demand in the e-drive sector.”

Neil Tyagi, chief commercial officer at the company, added, “During the last four years we have achieved remarkable success as a company and this move, coupled with our ambitious growth plans, will generate further work in the area and offers our loyal and dedicated staff the security within our longterm plans.

“It is therefore a very exciting move for the company and it is very important that we re-invest some of that success back into our infrastructure for further growth.”

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