VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP (WWJ) — Ricardo Inc., the Van Buren Township-based American affiliate of the United Kingdom manufacturing technology provider Ricardo plc, announced it had completed the purchase of a 20,000-square-foot tech center in Santa Clara, Calif.
The purchase gives Ricardo three tech centers in the United States — the other two are in Van Buren Township and in Burr Ridge, Ill., outside Chicago.
The California center has capabilities for development and testing of aftermarket systems used with gasoline, diesel, dual-fuel and natural gas powered engines, as well as for fuel cell development and testing.
The center includes accelerated catalyst hydro-aging test equipment, a synthetic gas reactor lab for rapid evaluation and modeling of aftertreatment components and systems under both steady-state and transient conditions, and fuel cell testing capabilities for solid oxide and proton exchange membrane fuel cells.
“We are delighted to now have a facility in the heart of Silicon Valley,” said Tom Apostolos, president of Ricardo Inc. “The new Ricardo Santa Clara Technical Center expands our ability to serve our clients with world class aftertreatment engineering and testing capability, and leading edge fuel cell technology. In addition, we will leverage the location to expand our rapidly growing clean energy and connected and autonomous vehicle technology portfolio.”
More at http://www.ricardo.com.