CARDIFF, Wales, January 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
MIRA Technology Park, the UK's leading automotive Technology Park and UK Enterprise Zone, near Hinckley has today announced the latest international tenant to take up residency in bespoke full-service office suites on the site.
DriveRight, the leading independent supplier of international automotive, wheel and tyre data, founded 15 years ago, has established its UK R&D team and wheel and caliper consultancy within a secure and newly-finished building within the Technology Park.
DriveRight has been an integral part of the global automotive industry since 2001 and works alongside some of the leading manufacturers of wheels and tyres on an international level. The company recently announced plans to expand further, and the move to MIRA Technology Park (now part of the HORIBA MIRA group) is the first step in its expansion plan.
Richard Bailey, CEO at DriveRight, said: "We're very pleased to establish our R&D and wheel and caliper consultancy services at MIRA Technology Park. We have enjoyed successful business relationships with many of the leading manufacturers, not only within the wheel and tyre industry, but also major vehicle manufacturers - many of which also enjoy close links with HORIBA MIRA; something we consider very beneficial in our move to the Technology Park.
"We see MIRA Technology Park becoming the focal point for the automotive industry, and we hope the ability to collaborate with our neighbours also based on the Technology Park far more easily than before will open doors for all parties."
Terry Spall, Commercial Director at HORIBA MIRA, said: "DriveRight is a welcome addition to MIRA Technology Park, and we're delighted to see yet another international firm set up its R&D facility on the site. The team at DriveRight are already seeing the value in being based at the Technology Park, and are taking advantage of the extensive facilities and proximity to many OEM and Tier 1 R&D teams right on their doorstep; both key USPs for companies basing themselves at the Technology Park."
Since 2010, MIRA Technology Park has welcomed a number of globally-recognised businesses to the site, including Aston Martin, Bentley, GKN, Bosch, Continental and Goodyear, amongst others.
DriveRight is a globally recognised leading independent supplier of wheel and tyre specific data for the automotive industry and its aftermarket. DriveRight specialises in global tyre and wheel data solutions with data on more than 50,000 vehicles and fitment details such as original tyre and wheel sizes, offset, PCD and nut and bolt requirements. Operationally, DriveRight helps the automotive industry reduce training costs and potential rework and improves quality and management of inventory. DriveRight fitment data is regularly updated and is accessed globally over 8.5 million times every month supporting 8,000 customer websites, and it is used internationally by business partners such as eBay, Goodyear-Dunlop, Bridgestone, Momo, Oxigin, Nokian and OZ. DriveRight internationally supports projects promoting tyre safety. The company is also a member of the UK tyre safety organisation TyreSafe. DriveRight, founded in 2001, is headquartered in Cardiff, UK. CEO and founder is Richard Bailey. For more information visit: http://www.wheelwizards.net
About HORIBA MIRA
HORIBA MIRA Ltd is a world-leader in advanced engineering, research and product testing. Over 70 years it has grown into a truly international organisation with facilities located around the world. MIRA's work spans the Automotive, Aerospace, Rail and Defence industries and includes the development of ground-breaking low carbon and autonomous vehicle technologies. MIRA Technology Park was established in 2010 and has already attracted over 30 major global OEM's, Tier 1 and specialist automotive technology companies. In 2010 it was granted planning approval for its Masterplan which extends to a total of 1.75million sqft set within the 842 acre site. It has also been recognised by the UK government and was awarded Enterprise Zone status in 2011.
Company Name HORIBA MIRA Ltd. Address Watling Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 0TU, United Kingdom Founded 1st January 1946 Business domain Engineering Consultancy, Test Consultancy, Transport Technology Park Representative Dr George Gillespie OBE Web address http://www.horiba-mira.com