Test World has opened its new indoor test facilities in Ivalo, Finland, at a launch event attended by customers, dignitaries and journalists from around the world. The recently constructed indoor facilities increase Test World’s capacity and capability for year-round cold weather testing, and also allow for simultaneous, controlled and repeatable testing on snow, ice, and wet and dry asphalt, 365 days a year.
Guests at the launch event – including automotive consumer, engineering and tyre press hosted by Torque – were given tours of the indoor and outdoor test tracks, showcasing how the expansion allows Test World to offer the longest winter test schedule and most stable test conditions in Europe. Live demonstrations showed guests the potential applications of the indoor facilities, with selected guests given time to drive on the variety of surfaces available. Speeches at the opening ceremony were given by Alex Burns, President of Millbrook and Janne Seurujärvi, Managing Director of Test World.