Vehicle Research and Development Forms Business Development Alliance with Testing Services Group

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Today, Vehicle Research and Development, Inc. (VRD), a leading provider of automotive powertrain and physical test equipment and services, announced a business development alliance with Lapeer, Mich.-based Testing Services Group, LLC (TSG).

Today, Vehicle Research and Development, Inc. (VRD), a leading provider of automotive powertrain and physical test equipment and services, announced a business development alliance with Lapeer, Mich.-based Testing Services Group, LLC (TSG).

TSG will provide VRD with exclusive sales representation for the automotive, off-highway and aerospace industries for all testing services. TSG and VRD will work together to develop business opportunities for physical and powertrain test services including life cycle and mechanical testing, temperature and humidity testing, and engine and transmission testing.

“Just as VRD has evolved its products and services, so must our marketing efforts,” stated Thomas Rinke, VRD general manager. “VRD specializes in providing engineered testing solutions and equipment for multiple markets. With TSG’s concentration on developing new client relationships, we at VRD can focus on delivering quality test equipment and services to our customers.”

“Our sales force is highly skilled and able to work with all types of customers to develop the appropriate testing services needed today by most manufacturers,” said Lonnie Arnold, vice president of business development for TSG. “Years of experience in providing automotive testing services and the ability to reduce manufacturers’ testing costs, has made our team the ideal partner for Vehicle Research & Development.”

TSG will add VRD’s physical testing and powertrain testing services to their list of fuel component and emissions testing service offerings.

“VRD’s test capabilities include large drive-in thermal chambers and engine dynamometer durability testing,” stated Douglas Hughes, TSG account manager. “Together with TSG’s existing services, we can greatly expand on the types of testing services we offer to manufacturers.”

Manufacturers interested in learning more about VRD and its testing equipment and services can contact the company at 810.798.3911 or at http://www.vrdtest.com.

About Vehicle Research and Development, Inc. (VRD)

Vehicle Research and Development provides manufacturing powertrain and physical test equipment and services to OEM and supplier customers around the world. Since 1987, VRD has assisted automotive manufacturers and suppliers with engineered testing solutions from a 12-acre testing campus in Almont, Michigan. VRD has maintained its quality system certification since 1996, and is currently accredited with the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation under ISO/IEC 17025:1999. For more information, visit http://www.vrdtest.com.

About Testing Services Group, LLC (TSG)

Testing Services Group specializes in evaporative emission and complete fuel system/component test services for several industries, including automotive, marine, recreation vehicles, small engine, and portable fuel containment. TSG’s technical expertise is in hydrocarbon evaporative emissions measurement and fuel system durability testing services. The company has built a strong reputation with customers for technological innovation in testing engineering, including both design and development of complex test systems. TSG has maintained its quality system certification since 1999, and is currently accredited from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation under ISO/IEC 17025:1999. For more information, visit http://www.tsglabs.com.

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