MGA offers the global automotive industry a comprehensive array of products and services related to consulting, testing, equipment, and government compliance issues. Personnel at MGA have a deep understanding of the various issues confronting both OEMs and the supplier base. A staff of test experts combined with state of the art facilities, results in a number of solutions that are ideal for virtually any type of automotive application.
The challenges facing many companies in the automotive industry are diverse. From a smaller supplier needing to meet specific requirements for their part, to major OEMs considering the legal issues of a new market for a vehicle, MGA offers state-of-the-art facilities combined with personnel expertise to tackle any challenge. MGA engineers have years of experience in determining appropriate test protocols to use for a particular situation, developing test plans, conducting custom tests, and interpreting results.
Types of Projects
Over the years, MGA has completed thousands of automotive related projects. In many cases, industry accepted test methods are utilized. In other cases, MGA suggests or develops appropriate protocols for the particular application. Examples of projects demonstrating MGA’s experience in the automotive field include:
- Consulting on Safety/Durability related issues
- FMVSS Compliance Certification
- ECE Homologation Testing
- DVPR Execution and Management
- Custom Test Equipment for Safety/Durability Testing
- Gage and Check Fixtures for Part Verification
- Full Vehicle Proving Ground Evaluations
- Emerging Technology Test Development
Facilities and Personnel
MGA’s staff has a number of experts well armed to address the challenging needs of the automotive industry. A comprehensive array of facilities including a Proving Grounds, crash test center, multiple sleds, and dozens of in-lab systems are regularly used for evaluating all types of military vehicles. In addition, a large test laboratory of over 170,000 sq. feet is located in Troy, Michigan, in the heart of the automotive capital of the world. The capabilities of the Troy facility are geared toward meeting virtually any type of supplier or OEM requirement. The combination of safety and durability expertise, knowledge of interior/exterior test protocols, strong design/build capabilities, and extensive facilities makes MGA a great choice for the automotive industry.