The former Leyland DAF Trucks test facility in Lancashire has been taken over by Millbrook – the testing and validation company.
The CSA Leyland Technical Centre is one of the world’s best known commercial vehicle testing and evaluation centres and is frequently used by heavy goods vehicle manufacturers to validate their new vehicles, as it is one of the few sites in the world that is fully geared up to offer this facility.
The centre already provides test services to the commercial vehicle, automotive and off-highway sectors and is the latest addition to Millbrook’s testing locations in the UK and Northern Finland.
The current Leyland Technical Centre Managing Director, Paul Wilkinson, will continue to lead the site, backed by the wider Millbrook management team. Millbrook will make initial investments to enhance the test services offered at the site.
“We are very excited to become part of Millbrook as the next chapter for our business,” said Wilkinson. “Our Lancashire site is steeped in commercial vehicle testing heritage and we are proud to be joining a company that understands our business and the needs of our customers so well.”
Alex Burns, President of Millbrook said, “This acquisition perfectly complements our existing proving ground and testing capabilities. We have a strong track record of growing similar test service businesses and are committed to delivering the highest levels of customer service and technical expertise. I am delighted that Paul Wilkinson will continue to lead the team at the site and I look forward to working with him and his colleagues to take the business forward.”