The Helical Technical Centre was built in 1991 as a European Research and Development Centre, providing engineering support to the exhaust industry. Helical has further invested in the facility, which is now used by automotive manufacturers, motorsport teams and component suppliers for vehicle, powertrain, and increasingly, emissions testing.
New!! – Construction of new engine test building to facilitate testing of up to 2MW engines powered by CNG. Complete with Horiba STARS test automation control system and Horiba Mexa exhaust gas analysis. Due for completion Q3 2021.
The Helical Technical Centre offers a wide range of testing facilities. 12 engine test cells (3 with connection to semi-anechoic rooms for exhaust system noise testing). 1 x Vehicle Semi Anechoic room with 2WD chassis dyno. 7 x Shaker / vibrator systems and 7 x climatic chambers for component testing at elevated or minus temperatures.
We do not restrict ourselves to automotive based test work – if you have a component or system that requires NVH / climatic assessment, please get in touch.
In addition to offering excellent and cost-effective ‘one stop shop’ facilities supported by expert staff, we can provide a dedicated customer ‘hot desk office’.
Helical Warton Technical Centre, Hillock Lane, Warton, Preston, PR4 1TP, UK