French group, Utac Ceram, has completed the acquisition of British operation, Millbrook.

The two companies will merge, creating a group in vehicle testing, vehicle type approval and emerging technologies for autonomous, connected and electric vehicles.

The new group operates eight test centres around the world, including the only Euro NCAP laboratory in France and is committed to leveraging its internal resources, international network and the support of its shareholders, especially its majority shareholder, Eurazeo, to pursue innovation and consolidate its markets in Europe and the world.

"We are particularly proud to have finalised this agreement, which represents a decisive step in continuing to expand the support we offer to our customers," said Utac Ceram president, Laurent Benoit.

"Now to ensure the success of our new group, all our teams are working hard to merge our activities and I thank them for their incredible commitment."