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Test World opening indoor wet and dry asphalt test tracks

Test World opening indoor wet and dry asphalt test tracks

17th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Next month, Test World will open its new temperature-controlled wet and dry asphalt indoor tracks at its facility near Ivalo, Finland. These new tracks complement the new and extended snow and ice indoor tracks that opened in April.

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Terratoura all-terrain tyre extends Davanti range

Terratoura all-terrain tyre extends Davanti range

8th May 2018 | 0 Comments

Since launching with the mass-market focused DX390 and high performance DX640 in 2015, UK based Davanti Tyres has developed and tuned its range to target expansion into global markets. Last year the company produced its first winter tyres to increase its ability to access customers in the northern hemisphere, especially those countries with legislation requiring the fitment of cold weather tread. Now, in a press launch event at Millbrook, where development partner Tread has been testing for the brand, Davanti has brought to market another fitment designed to increase its reach into global markets, the all-terrain Terratoura, in 10 initial sizes between 15 and 17 inches.

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Test World appoints new business development director

Test World appoints new business development director

5th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Test World has appointed Andrew Beach as its new business development director. Beach will be responsible for all sales activities at Test World, and play a key role in continuing to accelerate its growth. Andrew Beach has spent his career working in automotive test and development. He joined Millbrook in 2000 and has been working closely with Test World since its acquisition by Millbrook in September 2015.

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Test World doubles length of snow and ice test platforms

Test World doubles length of snow and ice test platforms

5th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Well-known Finnish test centre Test World is expanding its year-round testing options. According to the company, this year it is more than doubling the length of the existing natural snow and ice platforms, and introducing asphalt tracks for wet and dry braking and aquaplaning, all under one roof. The new and extended indoor tracks will be opening from April 2018.

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Millbrook expanding Test World facilities in Finland

Millbrook expanding Test World facilities in Finland

19th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Millbrook Group is to expand its Test World site in Finland, which will see it become Europe’s leading location for tyre testing. The project will increase the capacity for testing on natural snow and ice, and introduce wet and dry braking, aquaplaning and split friction surfaces. News of the expansion project was announced on 12 June.

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Linglong’s ‘surprisingly good’ TestWorld test results

Linglong’s ‘surprisingly good’ TestWorld test results

31st May 2017 | 0 Comments

Linglong recently came out as the leading Chinese brand in a respected tyre test. The recent 2017 Test World summer tyre test, which was conducted by the Finnish Test World team in France, tested 17 tyre products against each other. Linglong Tire won a total score of 8.3 points in the test, ranking in first place among the five Chinese brands involved.

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Technotrac: Hankook Tire opens own winter test facility in Finland

Technotrac: Hankook Tire opens own winter test facility in Finland

27th February 2017 | 0 Comments

With a decisive snip, more than a year’s work was officially complete. Four representatives from Hankook Tire’s global and European operations, suitably rugged up for the occasion, were on hand to open a facility that extends the tyre maker’s aim of self-contained development and manufacture of tyres for European markets. The inauguration of the ‘Technotrac’ facility gives Hankook Tire a permanent home alongside one of the world’s best-known winter test grounds, something that Ho-Youl Pae is very proud of.

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Finnish Prime Minister visits Test World tyre test centre

Finnish Prime Minister visits Test World tyre test centre

11th April 2016 | 0 Comments

Millbrook Group, the owner of winter and tyre testing specialists, Test World, hosted a series of high-profile visits by key VIPs in the region, including the Finnish Prime Minister, Juha Sipilä, and the US Ambassador to Finland, Charles C. Adams. The news follows Test World's relatively recent signing of a contract with Hankook to build a winter tyre testing centre in Ivalo for Hankook’s exclusive use.

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Hankook building winter tyre proving ground in Finland

Hankook building winter tyre proving ground in Finland

10th December 2015 | 0 Comments

Ivalo is the destination of choice for many tyre makers when it comes to testing winter and cold weather products, and Hankook Tire has announced plans to establish its own European winter tyre testing facility near the Finnish village. The company recently signed a contract to build this together with Test World Oy.

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Millbrook’s Test World acquisition followed ‘strategic collaboration’

24th September 2015 | 0 Comments

The formal agreement to acquire Test World was preceded by the establishment of a “strategic collaboration” between Millbrook and the Finnish facility in June 2015. The collaboration was announced at Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2015, in Stuttgart which ran from 16 - 18 June. There the growing partnership between the two companies could be seen in their adjoining exhibition stands designed to demonstrate the range of facilities and services the two businesses can offer.

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Millbrook buys Test World

Millbrook buys Test World

16th September 2015 | 0 Comments

Millbrook, the well-known vehicle test, validation and engineering service provider, signed a contract to acquire specialist winter test centre Test World on 14 September. No price-tag has been publically released.

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Unseasonably cool – Hankook presents all-season, winter tyre ranges at Test World

Unseasonably cool – Hankook presents all-season, winter tyre ranges at Test World

15th September 2015 | 0 Comments

When it comes to testing a vehicle or tyre’s winter aptitude, few places in the world better are suited to the job than the Finnish village of Ivalo, some 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The average daily temperature struggles to rise above -10⁰C in the dark months of January and February, and for half the year the white stuff beloved by skiers is abundantly present. No surprise then that Test World, the internationally-renown vehicle and tyre tester and type approval centre, chose to set up shop just outside Ivalo. But what does Test World do in summer, when its ice and snow circle turns into a massive birdbath? It moves winter indoors.

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Landsail beats Michelin – surprise result in Finnish tyre test

Landsail beats Michelin – surprise result in Finnish tyre test

12th March 2015 | 0 Comments

No less than 15 tyres took part in the 2015 summer tyre test carried out by Finnish trade publication Tekniikan Maailma (World of Technology). Size 205/55 R 16 tyres from premium, mid-range and budget manufacturers were fitted to a VW Golf and evaluated by specialists from Test World in Ivalo, Finland and ranked according to performance in a series of wet and dry tests. Continental’s ContiPremiumContact 5 topped the table with a score of 9.5 out of 10 and a rating of five out five stars, however an entry from another premium manufacturer didn’t fare so well.

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Sami Toljamo becomes Test World MD

Sami Toljamo becomes Test World MD

21st October 2014 | 0 Comments

Sami Toljamo has been appointed managing director of well-known Finnish test centre Test World effective 3 November 2014. According to the company, Toljamo has strong background in international business and in managing test facilities.

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Reifen 2014 heralds new era of Kenda European product development

Reifen 2014 heralds new era of Kenda European product development

29th May 2014 | 0 Comments

Taiwanese manufacturer Kenda has sold products into European markets for some time, but Reifen 2014 is seen as an opportunity to enhance and solidify its position. This rejuvenation of Kenda’s European business is inspired by the establishment of a new European headquarters in Oldenburg, Germany, and two key appointments.

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