The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) is a £1 billion, 10-year programme to position the UK as a global centre of excellence for low carbon powertrain development and production.


Cambustion’s fast-response gas and particulate analyzers enable engineers worldwide to understand engine operation and meet emissions targets, including real world driving. Rapid mapping and transient mapping capabilities offer cost effective routes to emissions compliance.  Cambustion’s Particulate Filter Testing System has been embraced by GPF/DPF and vehicle manufacturers for filter testing and development.


Claytex is an engineering consultancy specialised in systems engineering. Our core competency is in the modelling, simulation and analysis of complex multi-domain systems such as cars & aircraft, using Dymola & Modelica. Since 1999, we’ve been working with some of the world’s most respected Automotive, Motorsport/F1, Aerospace & Energy companies.


Digatron Power Electronics is an international group of companies with engineering, manufacturing and service facilities located in Germany, the United States, China and India. Digatron develops and manufactures computer-controlled test and formation equipment for all kinds of batteries, ranging from batteries for mobile phones to automotive batteries to huge submarine batteries. But also for other kinds of electrical energy storage devices like fuel cells, supercaps and hybrid systems Digatron supplies high dynamic test and load simulation systems.

Drive System Design

Drive System Design is an innovative consultancy specialising in the engineering of transmission and future electrified powertrains. Celebrating it’s 10th anniversary in 2017, DSD’s simulation led approach and growing teams of design, control, test, and development engineers have facilitated it’s reputation for technical excellence and agile development capabilities.

Current focuses include highly efficient transmission design optimisation, eMachine design and control, and EV/Hybrid architecture specification.


ETPS provide a wide range of programmable power supplies and electronic loads. Application GUIs are available to perform specific tests for battery cycling, electric drive testing, battery emulation, super capacitor simulation and testing fuel cells. Grid simulators are available for V2G testing. We also have a rental range for short term requirements.


The FEV Group with headquarters in Aachen, Germany, is an internationally recognized development service provider for drive and vehicle technologies. FEV’s competencies also include design, development, and prototyping of innovative vehicle concepts, powertrain electronic control systems and hybrid-electric engine concepts that address future emission and fuel economy standards.

hieta technologies

HiETA Technologies specialises in thermal management and light-weighting via the exploitation of Additive Manufacturing technologies. HiETA has been established for seven years with around 40 personnel and manufactures parts across three sites in close proximity to its Technology Centre at the Bristol and Bath Science Park in the United Kingdom.


IDTechEx offers independent market research, business intelligence and advice on emerging technologies to companies across the value chain, helping them to make essential strategic business decisions. Experienced business and technology experts provide international perspective in electric vehicles, disruptive new materials, components and systems; energy storage; energy harvesting and printing electronics and electrics.

Innovate UK

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. We work with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy.

With a strong business focus, we drive growth by working with companies to de-risk, enable and support innovation.


Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 42,000 people in more than 100 countries, deliver innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification (ATIC) solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains.

Our global transportation technologies businesses include specialists and laboratories that cover all aspects of automotive engineering; from electrical safety and EMC testing through to electric vehicle battery and charging infrastructure testing.

We also offer vehicle interior and exterior trim testing, non-destructive testing and environmental testing expertise as well as powertrain testing at our state of the art, award winning Milton Keynes laboratory.

The Milton Keynes lab specialises in EV and HEV powertrain and driveline test and development. It features 30 test cells fully equipped for testing the largest fired engines as well as specialising in the development of hybrid and full electric drivelines.


With our software and test bench solutions, we offer modular and open solutions for the automotive industry. Our integrated test concepts provide increased efficiency in the test department.

Variable test stand configurations for a wide range of powertrains with manual or automatic transmission, adapted actuators and equipment for hybrid and electric vehicles.

Test stand automation system PAtools TX with high-performance real-time system and user-definable configuration and parametrisation. Test field management and test data management with testXplorer for integration into the IT environment of your company.

MAHLE Powertrain Ltd

MAHLE Powertrain specialises in the design, development and integration of advanced internal combustion engines and electrified powertrain systems. As recognised experts in these fields, MAHLE Powertrain is engaged in the extensive research, development and application of new traditional and advanced drivelines into cost-effective, production feasible solutions for enhanced efficiency, improved fuel economy and lower emissions.

In addition to the head office in Northampton, UK, MAHLE Powertrain also operates from technical centres in Germany, USA, China and Brazil. The UK facilities also include a manufacturing site in Wellingborough for the machining of engine castings. MAHLE Powertrain has around 400 employees based in the UK and 600 in total worldwide.


Millbrook Group provides vehicle test, validation and engineering services to customers in the automotive, transport, tyre, petrochemical, defence and security industries. It is made up of Millbrook Proving Ground in the UK and Test World in Finnish Lapland.  Millbrook Group is part of the Test and Measurement business segment of Spectris plc.


The Simcenter portfolio includes solutions for 3D and CFD simulation, 1D and Controls simulation, and Testing and physical simulation. Additionally the portfolio offers multiphysics simulation and design exploration. The portfolio is further enhanced with integration with Teamcenter to manage all assets and enable a systems driven product development approach.


SPAL Automotive is the leading global designer & manufacturer of brushless motor fans and blowers:- software controlled, spark-free, fully sealed (rated IP6K9K), lightweight & robust, long-life 30,000+ hours, exceed industry safety standards, lower emissions. New 1Kw fan for greater cooling in demanding environments. Bespoke shrouds and blades to customer specification.


Venner Shipley LLP is a leading firm of European patent and trade mark attorneys and lawyers.  It is headquartered in London with offices in Cambridge, Guildford, Manchester and Munich.  We represent a broad range of clients, from individual inventors to blue-chip corporations. We draft and prosecute patent applications, as well as providing legal commercial and strategic advice on exploiting and commercialising their inventions.


Vocis is a British high-technology company that works with, and provides competitive advantage for, OEM’s and their suppliers around the globe.  Vocis specialise in the development of transmission control systems for series production and low volume design, assembly and testing of novel powertrain concepts, particularly for hybrid and electric vehicles.


WMG is one of the world’s leading research groups, working with industry to overcome challenges through collaborative R&D. Our research scope covers energy storage systems, electric machines and power electronics and system energy management, and we work with partners across sectors including automotive, motorsport, rail, off-highway, marine and freight. Our research facilities support research from fundamental materials and electrochemistry development through to component, powertrain and vehicle system integration testing and demonstration.