A new tech center has been opened in Coventry, UK, by Controlled Power Technologies (CPT), a developer of low carbon powertrain-related products. The facility will complement CPT’s other centers in Laindon, Essex, in the UK, and its subsidiaries in Germany and the USA.
Professor Richard Folkson, president-elect of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said, “Powertrain electrification will play a major role in advancing automotive technology. The opening of these new facilities will help keep the UK at the forefront of new developments in low carbon vehicle powertrains.”
CPT co-founder and chief executive Nick Pascoe commented further on the new Midlands-based center, “We’re delighted we’ve now got a facility big enough to take everyone. When in 2006 [CPT chairman] Ali Naini and I drafted our business plan, we realized it would be desirable to have a handful of engineers based in the Midlands in addition to those employed in Essex.
“We soon realized after two or three years that just 10 employees in Coventry would not be enough, so we went to 15 and that seemed a bold move at the time. And then last year we hit 20 in the West Midlands and needed more space with the right combination of workshop and offices.”
He added, “We’re continuing to recruit from across Europe and beyond and we are really doing what the whole of British industry is having to do. As everyone in the company knows, the mission isn’t over yet. We still have a lot left to do, but we are relishing the challenge.”
For a feature on 48V lead-carbon batteries go to the March issue of Automotive Testing Technology International.
March 25, 2015