MIRA Opens Brussels Office
On November 19, vehicle engineering specialist MIRA announced the opening of a new office in Brussels. This location, says MIRA, will support the growth of its research and development projects within the EU and be better placed to react to Europe’s evolving political landscape and deliver appropriate technology advice to policy makers.
The UK headquartered operation has been pivotal to the success of flagship EU projects that rely on low-carbon technologies and intelligent transport systems. Therefore, the company is augmenting its position by devoting additional resources to support transport innovation and research initiatives that are aligned to its corporate mission of engaging with safe, rewarding and environmentally sound transport solutions.
“I have a clear vision to grow our international business, and this is just one small step on that path,” said MIRA CEO, Dr George Gillespie, explaining his rationale behind the investment. “Opening this office places MIRA at the heart of Europe, which is right where we need to be to make a telling contribution to European transport agenda.”
The opening of an office in Brussels is the latest move in an expansion plan through which MIRA intends to deliver “world-class engineering services on the international stage”. Outside the UK, offices throughout mainland Europe, Scandinavia, Turkey, India, Malaysia, Korea & China extend MIRA’s global reach, and support the delivery of engineering solutions across a range of transport technologies. “We’ve taken this step to extend our commitment to our European partners and provide a practical permanent base to host project meetings,” commented MIRA’s collaborative R&D business development manager, Gabrielle Cross. “We’re serious about Europe and have a lot to contribute; this lets our stakeholders know we’re here to stay.”
MIRA has been an active collaborator in EU research programmes for decades, working to solve the major transport challenges of the day, through the appropriate use of technology. The company states that this existing knowledge base, underpinned with strategic internal investments, has ideally positioned it to capitalise on the recent up-scaling of R&D in the fields of low carbon engineering and intelligent transport systems.