TRaC opens largest test facility in North West

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Testing, certification and validation organisation, TRaC has announced a major expansion of its operations in the North West of England.

The company has opened a new 15,000ft2 centre of excellence in Up Holland, Lancashire, making it the largest commercial facility in the North and the only one of its kind in the North West of England that places a comprehensive testing service within travelling range for customers in the region. The new facility, pictured, strengthens the company's presence in the North, complementing its existing Hull facility which is the largest in the North East. TRaC has invested more than £1 million in the new Lancashire location which has been supported by the North West Regional Development Agency. The company is currently hiring for key positions and plans a second wave of recruitment later this year to support the anticipated growth of its existing business in the region. TRaC provides a testing service designed to ensure and certify that its clients' products comply with Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) regulations; wireless, radio and telecoms standards; and environmental and safety requirements. It holds a range of accreditations to issue product approvals to national and international standards.. "With intense competition and an economic environment that remains challenging, our customers are under intense pressure to reduce the time to test and certify their products," said Mark Heaven, TRaC's chief executive. "By providing facilities across the country TRaC can work closely with our customers in the design, test and certification stages of a project, removing the hassle of dealing with remote test facilities, reducing the risk of products failing certification and helping customers get their products to market sooner."