CSA Group reveals plans to expand test capabilities

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CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services, has revealed details of its strategic growth plan. The company plans to expand in Asia and develop its test capabilities in Europe and North America to support development of low carbon and zero carbon driveline, lightweight structures, interior systems and advanced electrical and electronic systems.

CSA Group acquired Mi Technology in 2013 as part of this plan and going forward, both Mi Technology and SIRA Test & Certification, which CSA acquired in 2009, will be merged under the new name CSA Group Testing UK Limited.

Mi Technology’s test and development center provides vehicle testing in the areas of environmental impact, engine performance and emissions, powertrain, structural integrity, and durability including for lightweight structures. Meanwhile, SIRA is a provider of hazardous locations testing and a notified body specializing in testing and certification of equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

As part of CSA Group’s European and global strategic hazardous locations testing service expansions, it will be opening a new office and a hazardous locations testing laboratory at Hawarden in North Wales, UK.

“These lab investments compliment the on-going development of our UK transport facilities where we are making significant investments to bring the control and actuation systems up to the very latest standards. The facilities will focus on comfort and refinement; advanced driveline and lightweight structures,” said Martin O’Leary, CSA Group MD, UK.

“These are packaged to give dedicated and upgraded lab services for calibration, electrical drive, axles, transmissions, gas engines, multi-axis testing, whole vehicle climatic and squeak/rattle assessments. This represents advanced test capability together with the flexibility and response demanded by the market place.”

March 12, 2015

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