High-tech F1 engineering firm opens £10m design centre in Wiltshire

UK-based AB Dynamics has opened a new £10m engineering design centre (EDC) in Wiltshire.

The firm supplies high-tech track and lab testing equipment, including driving simulators, to global vehicle manufacturers and Formula One teams.

The company, founded in 1982 and based in Bradford-on-Avon, has now officially begun operations at the new facility after “significant growth” required it to expand.

The 3,000 sq.metre building will house the development of the company’s state-of-the art driving simulator, which it supplies to Alfa Romeo F1 Team Orlen.

It will also host work vehicle safety test equipment, which AB Dynamics said is used by “more than 25″ of the world’s biggest manufacturers and numerous government test authorities.

Mark Allman, AB Dynamics managing director, commented: “The new EDC enables us to provide our engineering and software teams with a purpose-built, dedicated facility.

“By bringing the teams together under one roof we are able to improve collaboration throughout the company and ultimately develop better products for our customers.”

Construction of the building began in 2019 and completed last year. It has since been fully fitted out and staff have now begun working there.

It has been designed to have high energy efficiency, and features solar panels that will generate more than 60,000kW of electricity a year.

AB Dynamics’ campus currently has eight electric vehicle charging points with infrastructure available to expand this as demand increases.

Image: AB Dynamics’ new engineering design centre in Wiltshire (credit: AB Dynamics)

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