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MIRA reopens as ‘COVID-Secure’ operation

Hand sanitiser point at MIRA

HORIBA MIRA test facility has converted its engineering and test facilities to be ‘COVID-Secure’ in just three weeks.

The company suspended most physical operations at its expansive 850-acre site in Nuneaton and Basildon in mid-April, but safely welcomed the first wave of furloughed employees back to both sites by 4 May, well ahead of the UK government guidelines issued this week. 

Around two-thirds of the company’s 600-strong team have been working from home using remote technology, but the 40 specialised on-site facilities, including its 100km proving ground, are essential to continue work the automotive and defence sectors need worldwide.

Declan Allen, Managing Director at HORIBA MIRA, said: “We’re very proud to be in a position where our employees who are unable to work from home can safely return to our Nuneaton and Basildon sites.

“To go from suspending most operations to welcoming staff back to a safe and secure working environment within a matter of weeks has been a herculean cross-company task.

“This has only been possible because our great team pulled together to find a way – enabling us to support our customers and suppliers to get through this crisis together.

“From the outset of the crisis, we’ve kept in close communication with all our team members. By listening to and implementing ideas from across our diverse team, everyone has the confidence that we are doing the right thing for them, for our future, and for the company.

“Today we’re at the forefront of the next industrial revolution developing autonomous and new technology vehicles which will improve lives by making journey’s safer, cleaner and smarter.”



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