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UTAC CERAM & Millbrook to become ‘UTAC’ to accelerate global growth

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  • Published by Crispin Moller on 28 Jun 2021
  • Last modified 28 Jun 2021
UTAC, a private, independent group and partner of the key players across the automotive and mobility sectors is grouping its activities, entities and subsidiaries under a single brand to accelerate its transformation and pursue its global development.
  • ‘UTAC’ revealed as new market-leading group following recent merger and transformation of UTAC CERAM and Millbrook
  • The company announces its four strategic pillars: customer experience, innovation, operational excellence and growth

UTAC has a vast field of expertise across development and validation testing, test system integration, homologation and certification, specialist vehicle conversions, automotive training and events. The group will continue its development by proposing new offers to its customers.

UTAC supports the major challenges facing the global mobility sector including: technological and societal change, electrification of the vehicle fleet, sustainable mobility, climate change and strict environmental and regulatory constraints.

Recognised by many official authorities across the globe, UTAC is an innovative, creative and trusted partner to its customers. The group aims to accelerate its diversification by designing offers dedicated to new players in the mobility and connectivity markets. The group's development is based on a strategy of innovation and continued consolidation of its global offerings.


Millbrook, UTAC CERAM, Revolutionary Engineering and Test World are joining forces to become UTAC: a single brand name that will be deployed in all of the group's sites worldwide. It brings together all the expertise and experience of the group's engineering and support teams.

This new name reflects the company's values, drawing on the group's different cultures.

The UTAC brand was chosen because of its international recognition throughout the world for its expertise, reliability and excellence. The new logo symbolises the rich heritage of all the group's companies.


A dynamic customer experience throughout the vehicle life cycle

Customer satisfaction is at the heart of UTAC's strategy. This is based on the establishment of partnerships to support strategic projects throughout the vehicle life cycle, from design to aftermarket. UTAC provides the full extent of its expertise, skills and resources from the very beginning of customer projects to meet design and development needs. This enables consideration of all parameters from the outset, to provide a unique, innovative and effective response to our clients worldwide. This is particularly important at this time of change and transformation in the mobility market.

UTAC's customer service focuses on an individual approach to customer projects. UTAC implements both turnkey and tailor-made solutions alongside dedicated and adapted support, a project manager, coordinator and interface, to provide optimal services.


Innovation motivates and drives every process, idea, project and customer offer, across all of UTAC’s functions.

UTAC offers services for connected and autonomous applications, including cybersecurity, simulation and 5G connectivity. The group also provides test facilities for electric vehicle batteries and epowertrain. UTAC has exceptional resources and facilities in France, the UK, the USA and Finland and will open a new facility in Morocco this year. It has experts based at all of its test facilities, as well as support teams at its subsidiaries in Germany, China, Russia, Korea and Japan.

Operational Excellence

Operational excellence is vital to meet customer expectations in rapidly changing markets which demand increasingly efficient yet complex solutions. Continuous improvement of processes and tools allows UTAC to maximise efficiency and improve services, in support of reduced product development timelines.


With the support of its reference shareholders, Eurazeo and FCDE, UTAC is pursuing a strategy to consolidate its growth, both organically and externally. The company intends to continue its development and growth across the world.

At the end of 2021, UTAC will open a brand new proving ground on the African continent, in Morocco near Casablanca. The group's sites in the USA will also benefit from a particularly ambitious investment plan to double their testing capacity. As for external growth, the main targets are emerging business sectors identified by the group that are considered essential for the future of the mobility sector.

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