MIRA proving ground is acquired by Horiba

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Horiba has acquired the full business operations of vehicle engineering services provider MIRA, which will enable it to utilize the company’s facilities including its extensive proving ground. Both Horiba and MIRA – now known as Horiba MIRA – are set to benefit from the sale.

The investment will enable MIRA to continue with its plans for growth by building on its reputation in vehicle R&D, engineering and testing. MIRA will also be able to invest in its current facilities and enhance its capabilities on a global scale.

Atsushi Horiba, chairman, president and CEO of Horiba, said, “We are pleased that MIRA – a hugely successful business within the automotive sector – has become a member of Horiba Group.MIRA has developed a niche offer within the automotive sector and has an exceptional pool of engineering capabilities, solving complex challenges with customers across the UK, China, Brazil and Korea. We are looking forward to building on this success and investing in MIRA’s long-term vision, working together to build on our collective research and development capabilities.”

Dr George Gillespie OBE, CEO at Horiba MIRA, commented, “Our vision for MIRA and MIRA Technology Park is to grow significantly, and by working together with Horiba, we have created an exciting plan that will allow us to accelerate that vision. The planned investments into MIRA will allow us to continue to realize our ambitions and have also helped identify a number of additional areas of opportunity and investment in facilities and technical capabilities.”

July 23, 2015

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