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.
Ambixtra is an automotive technology development company specializing in the Variable Spark and Advanced Plasma ignition technologies.
The core technology enables the switching of high voltages and high currents at a high frequency with low loss, with a feedback system. This makes the spark or plasma duration and energy levels fully controllable and programmable.
These technologies can solve combustion challenges associated with downsizing, turbo charging, EGR, lean burn and natural gas engines as well as improve combustion stability in lean turbulent conditions, improve cold start & CAT light-off challenges, improve fuel consumption and reduce CO2 & NOX emissions.
Brunel University London has a strong focus on engineering and solutions-based projects. We offer access to facilities and equipment at an appropriate scale for applied, industry-led research, bridging the gap between lab and marketplace to accelerate manufacturing implementation. This includes casting of light metals, prototype development and engine testing facilities.
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.
With a service portfolio that includes development, product supply, integration and consulting, as well as core competencies and specialist engineering in ‘Chassis & Safety Controls’, ‘Interior Electronic Functions’, ‘Vehicle Electrification’ and ‘Powertrain Solutions’, CES is the ideal engineering and production partner for solving technical challenges within the automotive and industrial sectors.
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 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 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.
Hypermotive are experienced in automotive electrical and electronics systems, delivering bespoke solutions for electric vehicle integration involving batteries, supercaps and hydrogen fuel cells.
Working with automotive OEMs, niche vehicles, technology developers and motorsport, Hypermotive’s broad capability includes electrical/electronic hardware, software & controls, functional safety, prototype hardware and LV/HV harness manufacture.
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 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 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 provides vehicle test and validation 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 is part of the Test and Measurement business segment of Spectris plc.
Potter Clarkson LLP is an award-winning firm of European patent and trade mark attorneys and IP solicitors. With unrivalled expertise in helping clients protect and commercialise their innovations, Potter Clarkson is particularly well-regarded for their successful prosecution, opposition and appeal work.
We are a global strategic engineering consultancy that specialises in the transport sectors including passenger cars, commercial vehicles, motorcycles and motorsport.
Our technical consultancy services can design and deliver high-quality prototypes and low-volume manufacturing of complex products and assemblies, including engines, transmissions, electric motors and generators, battery packs and fuel cell systems.
Rollax is an internationally active and independent automotive supplier with approx. 350 employees world-wide, which started its activity with the foundation of the ball bearing factory ROLLAX in Germany in 1972.
The company’s philosophy to produce functional solutions in moving-part technology led to the successful growth and new global footprints. Today mainly custom-designed systems and system components are developed and produced in the area of ball bearing technology and other mechanics.
Target groups are the automotive industry (producers, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers) as well as non-automotive industrial applications.
The Schaeffler Group makes a key contribution to ‘Mobility for tomorrow’ with high-precision components & systems in engine, transmission and chassis applications. Award-winning innovations for low carbon vehicle technology are helping major automotive manufacturers to reduce fuel consumption and harmful emissions whilst at the same time improving driver comfort and safety.
SGS provides tailored solutions in test facilities; providing a range of services from program and project management to installation of automation and data acquisition systems. Supplier independence enables us to utilise local business partnerships to deliver cost-appropriate solutions. Our services improve performance and reduce downtime for engineering development and manufacturing.
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.
Vector provides OEMs and suppliers of automotive and related industries a professional and open platform of tools, software components and services for developing embedded systems.
Vector products and services give engineers a key advantage in making a challenging and highly complex subject area as simple and understandable as possible.
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.