UK driveline developer Vocis consolidates R&D at one facility

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Driveline developer Vocis is set for the next phase of development of its four-speed electric drive (4SED) transmission, following the consolidation of its operations at MIRA Technology Park.

This larger facility – which now houses all of the company’s 30 experts – will enable closer collaboration between staff and future expansion of the team as Vocis plans to employee 10 more engineers in the next five years, including two graduates who will start this summer.

In addition, an expansion of the vehicle workshop comprises a low volume manufacturing clean build area, an electronic hardware development area, a prototype machining facility and current on-site test rig operations, with further flexibility to increase capacity.

Mark Slater, operations director at Vocis, said, “We’re thrilled to have been able to bring our whole business under one roof. Being located at MIRA Technology Park means we can readily tap into the testing facilities on-site at Horiba MIRA, and the campus layout enables us to work collaboratively with other engineering businesses which are considered top of their field.

“Crucially, the larger workshop also enables us to achieve our goal of showcasing our 48V 4SED transmission in a new demonstrator vehicle by the end of the year.”

July 20, 2017

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