Sierra CP, the Automotive Test Systems Division of Sierra Instruments, has announced that a test cell project they completed in 2015 for Intertek, located in Milton Keynes, UK, has been awarded “Engine Test Facility of the Year for 2015” by Automotive Testing Technology International magazine.
Sierra CP, with headquarters in the US and the UK, designed and built six highly configurable new test cells to meet Intertek’s requirements for the development of advanced engines and powertrains, including hybrids and EV's. Intertek’s primary focus is on high performance engines typically associated with luxury and performance vehicles. The new facility is now recognized globally as among the highest specification test cells commercially available.
“We felt privileged to be trusted to deliver this strategically critical investment in test capability for Intertek,” says Martin Hird, Managing Director at Sierra CP in the UK. “I firmly believe that the close working partnership we established with the team at Intertek was a significant factor in the success of this project, incorporating necessary flexibility into the project, and collectively optimizing the design. This goes to the heart of our working style.”
Sierra CP’s experience covers the complete scope of automotive test applications including engine, vehicle, powertrain, transmission, emissions and component testing. The company has a deep belief that each facility must reflect the client’s brand in both look and feel at the highest level, and back it up with precise testing performance.
Sierra CP held a single-source contract for facility design and construction management with Intertek that included equipment specification and manufacture, procurement and installation, integration of equipment and facility systems, commissioning, and long-term maintenance and support. All major civil construction was implemented with minimal operational disturbance of their existing operational test cells.