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New Technical Centre Opens at Science Park

David Grindrod and Michael Gallion (Left to right) The world's largest privately owned independent consultant in the automotive powertrain industry is celebrating the opening of it's new Midlands Technical Centre in Coventry.

AVL, who employ over 5,000 staff worldwide, already has two UK centres in Basildon and Hartlebury and has now set up a base at the University of Warwick Science Park.

Twenty staff are now based at Sovereign Court Two in Sir William Lyons Road, including a completeyl team developing control software for transmissions. A further 40 engineers work out of the centre, supporting customers at their premises.

Michael Gallion, Department Leader for AVL Powertrain UK's Transmission Department said; "It makes sense to be based at the University of Warwick Science Park because of its location close to many of our UK client, and we are impressed with the facilities here."

David Grindrod, Acting Director of the University of Warwick Science Park, said he was certain AVL's Midlands Technical Centre would flourish; "There is a great deal of flexibility and potential for growth for AVL at the science park and it is fantastic we have been chosen for the Midlands base.

"This is the type of environment that companies such as AVL will thrive in because we have an interesting mix of businesses at the science park."

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