HORIBA MIRA CEO Hails ‘Innovation Nation’ at G7 Global Summit

News   •   Sep 30, 2016 08:45 UTC

HORIBA MIRA – a world-leader in advanced engineering, research and product testing – was represented at the G7 Transport Ministers’ meeting in Karuizawa, Japan on September 24 and 25, 2016 by CEO Dr. George Gillespie OBE.

During the meeting, ministers adopted two joint declarations on the development and widespread use of advanced technology for automobiles and roads and strategies for new and aging transport infrastructure.

Dr. George Gillespie spoke during the meeting about the UK opportunity for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV), focusing on the UK as an ‘Innovation Nation’ and the strength of the UK in the core underpinning technologies used in the development of CAVs.

Dr. Gillespie commented: “The UK has deep technical capabilities and is an ‘Innovation Nation’ that embraces emerging technologies. As second in the Global Innovation Index, the UK also has one of the most effective university-business collaborations of Europe’s major economies. This, combined with our strength in real-time control, connectivity and networks, localisation and mapping and data privacy and security technologies, highlights how the UK is one of the world’s go-to locations for the development of CAV technologies.”

In his speech, George Gillespie also highlighted how the supportive tax environment and welcoming regulatory framework combined with world class universities, government support for R&D and a global test bed combine to make the UK a great place to develop CAV technologies.

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HORIBA MIRA is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. We work in close collaboration with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers around the world, providing comprehensive support ranging from individual product tests to turnkey multi-vehicle design, development and build programmes.

With over 70 years’ experience in developing some of the world’s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding. Our suite of over 37 major test facilities, 100km of specialised proving ground and wealth of engineering experience, combined with our expanding international presence, means we are confident that we can achieve our vision – that by 2020 every journey in the world will be positively influenced by us.

Company NameHORIBA MIRA Ltd.
AddressWatling Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 0TU, UK
Incorporated1st January 1946
Business domainEngineering Consultancy, Test Consultancy, TransportTechnology Park
RepresentativeDr George Gillespie OBE
Web addresswww.horiba-mira.com


Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, the HORIBA Group is a global leading supplier of measurement technology and systems for various fields from automotive testing, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology to scientific R&D and QC measurements.

Company nameHORIBA, Ltd.
Address2, Miyanohigashi-cho, Kisshoin, Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Web addresswww.horiba.com/reset/
FoundedOctober 17, 1945
IncorporatedJanuary 26, 1953
Net sales170,898 million Japanese yen (Consolidated, Fiscal 2015)
Paid in capital12,011 million Japanese yen (As of December 31, 2015)
Business domainManufacture and sale of analytical measurement equipment
Fiscal closing dateDecember 31, annually
Annual meeting of shareholdersHeld in March
Number of employees6,831 (Consolidated, as of December 31, 2015)
RepresentativeAtsushi Horiba - Chairman, President & CEO
Stock listingsTokyo Stock Exchange, First Section Securities Code: 6856

About HORIBA Automotive Test Systems

A business segment of the HORIBA Group, Automotive Test Systems (ATS) which has developed global leadership in the fields of engine test systems, driveline test systems, brake test systems, wind tunnel balances and emissions test systems. HORIBA ATS is able to offer its customers complete solutions with full turnkey capability for all industries using electric motors, internal combustion engines and turbines. These include the automotive, heavy-duty, off-road, consumer goods, marine, aerospace and locomotive sectors.