About UTAC Ivalo
UTAC’s winter proving ground is based in Northern Finland and specialises in vehicle and tyre testing in winter conditions.
It offers extensive snow and ice tracks and the world’s first indoor winter test facilities for testing on natural snow and ice, and wet and dry braking with aquaplaning.
UTAC manages the tracks to give consistent, repeatable results that are highly valued by tyre and passenger car test teams alike. Customers benefit from the availability of service buildings nearby, from a wide range of accommodation and hospitality options, and from UTAC’s legendary customer service.
UTAC, a leading group in the field of development and validation testing, automotive homologation and new technologies related to the autonomous, connected and electric vehicle, provides vehicle testing and validation services and equipment to the automotive, transport, tyre, petrochemical and defence sectors.
The group is active in the fields of testing, approval and regulation, special vehicle design, conception and manufacture of test systems, training, consulting, audit and certification, technical control, standardisation and events. UTAC is the only official Euro NCAP test centre in France and also has a unique position in Europe thanks to its ISO 17025 accredited test laboratories.
The group has 8 test centres in France, the UK, Finland and Morocco (opening end of 2021), test laboratories in the USA and subsidiaries in Germany, Russia, China and Japan. UTAC currently employs around 1,280 people at its various sites.