Millbrook Group, an independent vehicle test, validation and engineering service provider has announced that Calsonic Kansei is creating a new R&D centre at Millbrook's UK Technology Park.

Calsonic Kansei is planning to relocate in April 2016, and will occupy office and workshop space at Millbrook's "centre for automotive excellence".

Calsonic Kansei is a global supplier of heat exchange, air conditioning, exhaust, interior, and electronic automotive components, making it a perfect fit with Millbrook Technology Park's existing tenants and customers, whose focal point is innovation and technology within the automotive industry.

Alex Burns, CEO of Millbrook Group said: "Millbrook Technology Park boasts a strong and varied vehicle engineering community. It is home to technology companies, who benefit from access to Millbrook's test facilities and expertise, forming an integral part of the UK's automotive cluster. I am very pleased to announce that Calsonic Kansei is creating this new facility at Millbrook and look forward to welcoming them on site soon."

Neil O'Brien, Head of R&D and HR at Calsonic Kansei, said: "We are excited about the future prospects that the new R&D centre based at Millbrook will bring. With easy access to Millbrook's services and to numerous automotive customers, we feel it is the best location for our UK R&D facilities."