10/04/2015 CSA Group at Automotive Testing Expo 2015 in Stuttgart, Germany
Visit CSA Group at Automotive Testing Expo 2015 in Stuttgart, Germany: Hall 1, Booth 1154!
June 16th - 18th, 2015
For more information about CSA Group, visit www.csagroup.org
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25/03/2015 CSA Group announces operations in the United Kingdom are merging to form CSA Group Testing UK Limited
CSA Group, a leading global provider of testing and certification services and a standards development organization, announced its UK acquired operations, SIRA Test & Certification and mi Technology Group, will be merged under the new name CSA Group Testing UK Limited.
"CSA Group is committed to delivering exceptional testing and certification and conformity assessment solutions that help our customers ensure their products meet global standards and requirements," said Ralf Schunk, CSA Group Vice President, Europe. "Combining our UK operations under the CSA Group brand will allow us to effectively promote our global service offerings and provide our clients with more efficient, consistent and unified service throughout all regions in which we operate. Our clients will see a seamless transition and projects will continue as usual. In addition, as a part of our European and global strategic hazardous locations testing service expansions and to meet the growing needs of our clients, we will be opening a new office and a premium new hazardous locations testing laboratory at Hawarden in North Wales on May14th."
SIRA was acquired by CSA Group in 2009 and is a world leader in hazardous locations testing. SIRA is a Notified Body specializing in testing and certification of equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres. SIRA also provides training, personnel certification and instrument calibration related to water effluent and air emissions. Under the new company name, the SIRA mark will continue to be used and promoted as part of CSA Group's global service offerings.
CSA Group acquired mi Technology in 2013 as part of its strategic growth plan in the automotive and transportation sector. mi Technology's mission is to provide innovative testing services and engineering solutions to the transportation industry, and premium passenger and commercial vehicle manufacturers, to enable them to meet or exceed their market and customer expectations. mi Technology's test and development centre provides vehicle testing in the areas of environmental impact, engine performance and emissions, powertrain, structural integrity, and durability, including for lightweight structures.
In 2011, CSA Group expanded into mainland Europe with the establishment of its European headquarters in Frankfurt (Germany) and since then has accelerated its growth and will continue to expand. CSA Group's operations in Europe include laboratories in Frankfurt and Switzerland which offer testing for medical and laboratory equipment, laboratories in Strasskirchen and Leyland which conduct testing and certification of automotive components, and will be opening a new hazardous locations testing laboratory in North Wales. CSA Group also has branch offices in The Netherlands and Italy, and testing facilities in Turkey, and employs more than 400 experts across Europe. CSA Group is planning to expand its operations in Germany and the UK over the next several years in order to meet the growing demand of clients Europe and around the world.
07/10/2014 CSA Group at Advanced Engineering UK 2014
Visit CSA Group at Advanced Engineering UK 2014 in Birmingham, UK: Stand H6!
November 11th - 12th, 2014
For more information about CSA Group, visit www.csagroup.org
For more information about mi Technology, visit www.mi-technology.com
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16/10/2013 CSA GROUP Acquires UK-based mi Technology Group as part of strategic growth plan in Automotive testing sector
Frankfurt - October 16, 2013 - CSA Group, a leading global provider of product certification and testing services, today announces the acquisition of mi Technology Group of Leyland, Lancashire, United Kingdom. mi Technology Group is an independent, privately owned company providing analysis, research & development, testing and consultancy services to manufacturers and suppliers around the world.
"The acquisition of mi Technology Group is key to CSA Group's global growth strategy in the transportation and commercial vehicle testing sector," says Magali Depras, Vice President for Europe, CSA Group. "We have rapidly expanded our automotive testing capabilities in Germany and North America for traditional and alternative vehicle technologies, and this acquisition allows us to further expand our global service offerings to mi Technology's client base. mi Technology's clients, together with CSA Group's existing clients, include some of the most technologically advanced and recognized automotive brands in the world, and this acquisition will enable one-stop shopping and further synergies for current and new customers."
mi Technology's test and development centre provides vehicle testing in the areas of environmental impact, engine performance and emissions, powertrain, structural integrity, durability, and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). Key areas of focus include passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and off-highway machines, as well as aerospace, oil and gas, rail, power generation and industrial sectors for the UK and parts of Europe.
"mi Technology Group is an established and recognized brand in the automotive sector with a history of more than 30 years in the UK", said Martin O'Leary, Managing Director of mi Technology Group "By joining CSA Group, mi Technology will now have the resources needed to expand its automotive testing reach to new markets in Europe, Asia and North America as well as the ability to build on emerging business in sectors such as aerospace, oil and gas and industrial."
Clients and employees of mi Technology Group can expect to see a seamless transition with CSA Group. Existing operations and staffing levels will be maintained with the intent to leverage the reputation and expertise of both brands and grow the business globally.
"Today's acquisition of mi Technology furthers CSA Group's portfolio of testing facilities with automotive capabilities, including CSA Group Bayern GmbH's existing facilities in Strasskirchen, Germany," added Ms. Depras. "It also provides us with an experienced management team and enhances our well educated and dedicated workforce that will enable us to continue with our global growth plan."
CSA Group is planning to keep expanding its facilities in the UK and Germany over the next year in order to meet the growing needs of customers both in Europe and around the world. Additionally, CSA Group has branch offices in Italy and the Netherlands, testing facilities for medical and lab equipment devices in Switzerland, and employs more than 400 experts across Europe.
About mi Technology Group
mi Technology Group is a completely independent, privately owned company delivering analysis, development, testing and consultancy services to manufacturers and suppliers around the world. For more information about mi Technology, visit www.mi-technology.com
About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global testing and certification services across key business areas including hazardous location and industrial, plumbing and construction, medical, safety and technology, appliances and gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group, visit www.csagroup.org
28/02/2011 Bob Allsopp joins mi Technology Group
Mi Technology Group are delighted to announce the appointment of Bob Allsopp, FIMechE, as non-executive chairman. Most recently the Managing Director of Ricardo MTC, Bob has spent over 35 years engaged with the automotive industry and has held senior positions at Ricardo MTC, Federal Mogul Corporation, United Engineering Forgings, GKN and Jaguar Landrover. He is a fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and formerly helped to drive the agenda for engineering and technology in the UK as a member of the Business & Industry Panel.
21/08/2009 Supporting the drive to make rail travel greener
Recent trials by mi Technology have confirmed the performance, emissions and fuel consumption benefits of various blends of biodiesel.
02/07/2009 VCA approval of new transient test beds
VCA today approved mi Technology's new transient test beds for emissions approval testing to Directive 2005/55/EC. One bed uses a 460 kW transient dynamometer and the other a 590 kW unit. This is the latest step in mi Technology's on-going development into a leading provider of heavy diesel emissions testing.
AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopter development support at Mi Technology
Agusta Westland continue to work with Mi Technology to validate key air-frame structural components for the new AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopter. "We enjoy an enduring and productive relationship with Agusta Westland and are delighted to play our part in the development of their latest helicopter", says Colin Hardman, sales director at mi Technology.