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MIRA and Bureau Veritas Collaborate to Support Asia Automotive Supply Chain

 MIRA and Bureau Veritas Collaborate to Support Asia Automotive Supply Chain

  PR Newswire

  HONG KONG, February 19, 2013

HONG KONG, February 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

 ~ Leading EMC consultancy and test house combine to deliver total solution ~

MIRA and Bureau Veritas are pleased to announce that they have formed a
collaboration to offer turnkey EMC services to the Asia automotive supply
chain.

MIRA, a global leader in transport engineering will offer technical support,
consultancy and engineering solutions while Bureau Veritas will perform
testing for Asian suppliers from its Shanghai test laboratory which has been
assessed and accredited by MIRA.

This relationship strengthens MIRA's presence in China and complements Bureau
Veritas' existing portfolio of independent test laboratory services. Both
parties already deliver a range of EMC services testing to the following
requirements:

  *UNECE Regulation 10
  *EEC Automotive Directive 72/245/EEC
  *EMC Directive 2004/108/EC

Bureau Veritas and MIRA both enjoy leadership positions in the automotive
industry. Bureau Veritas' automotive business delivers services as diverse as
ecodesign / life cycle analysis; failure analysis; audits and inspections;
ISO/TS 16949 certification; vehicle inspection and damage tracking support;
vehicle claim inspections support as well as EMC, analytical and reliability
testing.

MIRA, meanwhile, provides a wide range of consultancy services including
vehicle and test engineering; unmanned and autonomous vehicle technology; low
carbon and intelligent mobility; functional safety and certification and
homologation services from its offices in the UK, South America and Asia.
MIRA's UK headquarters is home to one of the world's most advanced proving
grounds and over 35 major test facilities which includes Europe's largest EMC
capability.

Catherine Chen, Bureau Veritas' Global Product Line Leader for automotive
supply chain services stated, "Bureau Veritas has been delivering EMC,
reliability and analytical testing services to the automotive supply chain for
many years now from our centers of excellence in USA, France and China.
However, with the ongoing globalisation of the automotive supply chain and
expansion in fast growing markets such as China and India, we continue to
develop our automotive services expansion strategy. Following the recent
acquisitions of ECL, an EMC test house in Germany, and Davis, a reliability
test house in Shanghai earlier this year, the collaboration with MIRA, one of
the world's leading vehicle engineering consultancy companies with global OEM
recognition, demonstrates our commitment in delivering added value test
services to the automotive supply chain."

Declan Allen, MIRA's Operations Director continued, "With a trusted, worldwide
presence, the partnership with Bureau Veritas will help us further progress
our goal of expanding our services to the global automotive market. Through
this collaboration we now have the platform to proactively support the
automotive supply chain of Asia in understanding and complying with the
comprehensive range of EMC requirements needed for the global marketplace. As
one of the leading EMC testing organisations in Asia, Bureau Veritas has a
strong and established footprint and operation in Asia. With MIRA's technical
and industry expertise, the total test and consultancy solution provides the
supply chain in Asia with a trusted solution delivered from independent
experts who understand the needs of global vehicle manufacturers."

Notes to Editors

MIRA Ltd is a world-leader in advanced engineering, research and product
testing. Over the past 65 years it has grown into a truly international
organisation with facilities located around the world. MIRA's work spans the
automotive, defence, aerospace and rail industries and includes the
development of ground-breaking low carbon vehicle technologies.

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification
services. Created in 1828, the Group has almost 60,000 employees in 940
offices and 340 laboratories located in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps
its clients to improve their performances by offering services and innovative
solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and
processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and
safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

Bureau Veritas is listed on the Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20
(Compartment A, code ISIN FR 0006174348, stock symbol: BVI).
http://www.bureauveritas.com

Contact: For further information about MIRA please contact Hayley Longdin at
Grayling on +44-(0)121-265-2760 or email Hayley.longdin@grayling.com. For
further information about Bureau Veritas, please contact Chris Baird at
chris.baird@hk.bureauveritas.com.
 
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