TRW Conekt is an operating division of TRW Automotive with over 50 years’ experience in advanced product development, applications engineering and validation services.
Key benefits of working with Conekt
- Access to specialist engineers and facilities, certified to ISO 9001 : 2008 and ISO 14001 : 2004
- UKAS Accredited Test laboratories for Lightning, EMC, Mechatronics Vibration and Climatics
- Acceleration of design and development programmes
- Multi-sector technology application experience
- UK base with route to worldwide resources
- Support for products through whole of lifecycle
1950s: The origins of Conekt date to the mid-1950s when it was established as the Lucas Group Research Centre, providing corporately funded Research and Development services for Lucas Industries.
1964: The operation moved to the current site, in Shirley, Solihull, UK, occupying a purpose built R&D centre (The Technical Centre).
1992: The capabilities of the Technical Centre were extended by the incorporation of the long established Lucas Proving Laboratory and the transfer of these facilities to the Shirley site. The addition of these extensive facilities enabled Conekt to offer engineering services related to the whole of the product development pipeline - from concept design to product proving and launch. Conekt has since developed this area to provide a world class, UKAS ISO 17025 accredited, test and validation facility in the areas of climatics, vibration, mechanical test and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).
1996: Lucas merged with the Varity Corporation to form LucasVarity. At this time the Technical Centre transformed from a largely corporately funded R&D centre to a wholly contract funded engineering consultancy business.
1999: LucasVarity was aquired by TRW Automotive - creating a top ten global supplier specialised in safety systems.
2001: The Technical Centre launched itself as Conekt to promote its capability in Consultancy, Engineering, Knowledge and Technology to customers in a range of market sectors.
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