With comprehensive facilities in the UK, mainland Europe and North America, testing forms an integral part of Ricardo’s world-class engineering services.


Shoreham Technical Centre

  • 33 engine test cells
  • 4 chassis dynamometers including one 4WD Euro 6+ climatic test facility
  • Multiple engine build facilities and dedicated prototype engine build team
  • Vehicle workshop
  • Component test rigs
  • Advanced instrumentation capacity

Leamington Technical Centre

  • 2E, 3E and 5E transmission rigs with hybrid EV capability
  • 2WD climatic chassis dyno
  • Vehicle workshops

Cambridge Technical Centre

  • Battery testing
  • E-machine
  • SiL, MiL, HiL


Schechingen Technical Centre

  • 13 engine test cells
  • Fired engine tilt test rig
  • Motorcycle chassis rolls


Chicago and Detroit Technical Centers

  • 15 engine test cells

Santa Clara Technical Center

  • 3 operational reactors for bench scale catalyst testing

Key benefits of the Ricardo testing services

  • Whether customers require a simple one off component test or an advanced multi-bed project, Ricardo has the capability and capacity to provide a one-stop, turn-key service
  • By partnering with Ricardo customers have confidence that they are working with a world-class test engineering team
  • Complete confidentiality, objectivity and independence enables our test engineering specialists to help resolve any testing issue
  • Flexible approach tailored to customer needs and including technology transfer and training as required
  • A comprehensive range of rig systems is available to support development on components sub assemblies.