Design consultancy Integral Powertrain is to create up to 30 jobs by opening a new powertrain engineering facility at Octel’s Fuel Technology Centre in Milton Keynes.
The facility will give Integral Powertrain dedicated project offices, an engine build, strip and analysis shop, and a secure compound for prototype vehicles.
`Octel’s centre is one of the industry’s best kept secrets,’ said Integral Powertrain director Roger Duckworth, one of the four former Cosworth chief engineers who formed the consultancy. `As well as expertise in fuels and additives, they have extensive analytical laboratories and an impressive range of engine and vehicle test facilities.’
Integral Powertrain will have access to the centre’s seven computerised engine test beds, 300kW performance chassis dynamometer, vehicle emissions laboratory, automated mileage accumulation units, prototype build facility and computerised reference library.