World’s first indoor winter handling track opens


The Indoor 2 winter handling track at Test World in Finnish Lapland, is now open. Investment for the facility, which is almost 400m long and 10m wide, totaled approximately US$12.5m. It offers a year-round snow packed platform with a temperature that can be adjusted down to -10°C, as well as the air temperature. Snow for both Test World’s indoor test facilties is collected in spring and stored on the floor. It is preserved by underfloor refrigeration tubes – more than 30 miles (50km) of them in Indoor 2.

Recently appointed MD Sami Toljamo, commented, “Test World is the biggest winter testing facility in Europe and our marketing strategy is to stay a few steps ahead of our competitors by constantly developing our service portfolio. Indoor 1 and 2 are great examples of us being an innovative pioneer in the industry. The indoor facilities and their value to our customers are truly unique; no other company offers the same. The industry is under constant pressure to shorten product development times and Test World is proud to be able to help.”

More on Indoor 2 in the September issue of Automotive Testing Technology International and the November issue of Tire Technology International.


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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive, marine and entertainment divisions. Currently editor of Automotive Testing Technology International, Crash Test Technology International and Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as co-chairman of the annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards and can be found sniffing out stories throughout the halls of several of UKI's industry-leading expo events.

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