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8 November 2017

Altran Announces Opening of Passive Safety Center in Wixom, Michigan

New Center is Altran’s First Location in U.S.

  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on November 8, 2017.   View Photo Gallery     On the photo:  Hope Mascott, Director of Marketing, Altran NA; Steve Brown, City Manager of Wixom, Wixom, MI; Mohan Raju, Head of Automotive, Altran Engineering Solutions; Kevin Hinkley, Mayor, Wixom, MI (cutting the ribbon); Rob Vatter, CEO, Altran NA (cutting the ribbon); Keith Williams, CTO, Altran; Dave Martin, VP Programs, Passive Safety, Altran NA; Debra Barker, Economic & Community Development Director, Wixom, MI;   Backrow: Sebastian Wipfler, Passive Safety Operations Manager, Altran; Ferdinand Schwinger, Global Passive Safety Operations Director, Altran

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on November 8, 2017.  View Photo Gallery

On the photo: Hope Mascott, Director of Marketing, Altran NA; Steve Brown, City Manager of Wixom, Wixom, MI; Mohan Raju, Head of Automotive, Altran Engineering Solutions; Kevin Hinkley, Mayor, Wixom, MI (cutting the ribbon); Rob Vatter, CEO, Altran NA (cutting the ribbon); Keith Williams, CTO, Altran; Dave Martin, VP Programs, Passive Safety, Altran NA; Debra Barker, Economic & Community Development Director, Wixom, MI; 

Backrow: Sebastian Wipfler, Passive Safety Operations Manager, Altran; Ferdinand Schwinger, Global Passive Safety Operations Director, Altran

Altran, a global leader in engineering and R&D services to a number of advanced industries, is opening a passive safety center in Wixom, MI, outside of Detroit, focused on delivering passive safety solutions for the automotive industry. The new Wixom testing center, located at 48602 Downing Street, is Altran’s first such facility in the U.S and is part of Altran World Class Center for Passive Safety.

The new passive safety center will provide high quality engineering services for all passive safety related challenges facing the automotive industry. The center’s testing department will focus on pedestrian protection, airbag testing and interior testing. In addition to testing and engineering services, the center will provide local distribution and support of turnkey test equipment for customized applications from Concept Tech and Microsys.

Altran’s passive safety testing centers

Altran operates automotive passive safety testing centers in France, Austria, Germany and Canada, with over 6,000 automotive specialists operating in 15 countries. Altran’s passive safety centers serve the automotive industry’s needs for safer and lighter cars, adherence to more stringent standards, and the future passive safety challenges of autonomous driving, wherein occupants will be sitting in different positions in cars.

We are excited to be opening our first World Class Center for Passive Safety in North America,” said Rob Vatter, CEO for North America.  “We are among the select international brands leading the way in advanced automotive innovation and testing. Here in the U.S. we are bringing together engineering, testing, simulation and test equipment all under one roof. We will leverage this unique combination to deliver cutting edge and sophisticated passive safety solutions.”

Altran offers custom solutions that combine disruptive technologies, complex software development expertise, and innovative processes spanning the entire product lifecycle continuum. Altran accelerates the pace of innovation for its clients, providing local expertise and global project support that spans 20 countries. Its World Class Centers offer expertise that is shared and delivered globally.

Attend the Grand Opening Event

For more information on the opening of our new World Class Passive Safety Center in Wixom on Wednesday, November 8, contact us at info.na@altran.com. To register to attend the event, click here.

About Altran

As a global leader in Engineering and R&D services (ER&D), Altran offers its clients a new way to innovate by developing the products and services of tomorrow. Altran works alongside its clients on every link in the value chain of their project, from conception to industrialization. For over thirty years, the Group has provided its expertise to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Defense, Energy, Finance, Life Sciences, Railway, and Telecoms sectors, among others. In 2016, the Altran group generated revenues of €2.120bn. With more than 30,000 employees, Altran is present in more than 20 countries.

 

 

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