Auto clustering at Cranfield as new companies move in

Cranfield Innovation Centre for Milton Keynes Business Citizen
Cranfield Innovation Centre for Milton Keynes Business Citizen

Cranfield University’s popular Technology Park has been given a vote of confidence by two new automotive sector firms that have just moved in.

The two specialist businesses have taken a total of 2,300 sq ft at the Cranfield Innovation Centre (CIC), attracted by the links to the sector at the Tech Park which is home to Nissan.

Impetus Automotive, which provides aftersales consultancy for the automotive industry has taken a 1,700 sq ft office, whilst Japanese seat-system specialist Tachi-S has moved into 600 sq ft as the company expands its UK operations.

The Tachi-S deal was supported by the government’s inward-investment agency UK Trade & Investment and Central Bedfordshire Council, building on the firm’s existing UK business in Sunderland.

David Gorvett, chief executive of Impetus Automotive, said: “The opening of our new claims centre with a fully-trained, dedicated team emphasises our customer first approach, which is at the heart of everything we do as industry consultants.

“This has been an exciting year for Impetus Automotive. The changes we have made are integral to building on the success we’ve already enjoyed and for positioning ourselves for future growth and business performance.”

David Gorvett, chief executive of Impetus Automotive, said: “The opening of our new claims centre with a fully-trained, dedicated team emphasises our customer first approach, which is at the heart of everything we do as industry consultants.

“This has been an exciting year for Impetus Automotive. The changes we have made are integral to building on the success we’ve already enjoyed and for positioning ourselves for future growth and business performance.”

A third newcomer to the Tech Park is XPS which has moved into a 300 sq ft unit in the CIC. Five new lettings were announced in September.