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July 11 2017
By Mel Holley

Mel is the Editor at routeONE magazine. He has more than 30 years’ experience in road and rail transport journalism.

Millbrook buys Leyland site

Millbrook Group has bought the CSA Leyland Technical Centre. The Lancashire test facility in Lancashire will now be branded Millbrook.

It adds to the group’s Bedfordshire and Finland sites to provide vehicle testing and validation services

Millbrook will retain the employees in Lancashire and “focus on the continued growth of the business.”

The CSA Leyland Technical Centre provides test services to the commercial vehicle, automotive and off-highway sectors.

“This is an important step in Millbrook’s strategy to expand its capacity and capabilities in powertrain, safety and vehicle testing to better serve the industries in which it operates,” says the firm.

Paul Wilkinson will continue to lead the site, backed by the wider Millbrook management team.

Millbrook will make initial investments to enhance the test services offered at the site. All of the employees on the site are now employed by Millbrook and will benefit from increasing job security as a result of the tie-up with Millbrook.

“We are very excited to become part of Millbrook as the next chapter for our business,” says Paul Wilkinson, Managing Director - Leyland.

“Our Lancashire site is steeped in commercial vehicle testing heritage and we are proud to be joining a company that understands our business and the needs of our customers so well.”

Alex Burns, President of Millbrook says: “This acquisition perfectly complements our existing proving ground and testing capabilities.

“We have a strong track record of growing similar test service businesses and are committed to delivering the highest levels of customer service and technical expertise.

“I am delighted that Paul Wilkinson will continue to lead the team at the site and I look forward to working with him and his colleagues to take the business forward.”

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