The inside track

About us

Improving lives by making journeys safer, cleaner and smarter. World-class vehicle engineering, test and development consultancy.

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Welcome to

Welcome to an organisation with a world-class reputation built on engineering excellence, innovative thinking and collaborative working. A company where you can help create technically advanced, commercial solutions for a diverse range of global automotive customers. Solutions that make journeys safer, cleaner, smarter. Where you can help shape the future of travel, in areas such as diverse mobility, autonomous driving, electrification, connectivity. Most of all, where you’ll discover endless possibilities to develop your skills, your career and yourself.

More about us

in numbers

We're a leading international vehicle engineering and test service provider and a world-class location for transport research and development. Focusing on three key areas: vehicle engineering, test engineering and MIRA Technology Park.

Here's a few interesting statistics about HORIBA MIRA:

Colleagues around the world


Major testing facilities


Square feet of test land


Training courses (since 2018)



Our parent company, HORIBA

With 49 companies in 27 countries, the HORIBA Group is a world leader in developing analytical and measurement systems. With global headquarters in Kyoto, Japan, it’s building a growing reputation in the automotive, environmental, medical diagnostics, semiconductor and scientific sectors.

The Group’s corporate motto is “Omoshiro Okashiku” - Joy and Fun. You’ll find this is at the heart of every HORIBA company – enjoying fulfilling work, so we can live a more satisfying life. How? By actively encouraging each other to generate unique ideas and innovations. By working collaboratively – trusting, respecting and accepting each other for who we are. And by supporting and encouraging all our people to achieve their full potential.


Our ambitions
and values

Our ambition is that one day, every journey in the world will be positively influenced by what we do. We’ll achieve this by attracting, retaining and developing the best people, who think smarter and act faster to deliver world-class transport product development services for our customers.

And by living by these values:



We believe that all functions have a role to play in achieving our goals, which we pursue with passion and mutual respect.



We value open-mindedness in an environment where everyone can contribute their energy and ideas.

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Customer focus

We will stand out from the crowd through the quality of our customer experience and by being easy to do business with.



We’re confident in our abilities to win. We believe that when we enjoy what we do, we’re unstoppable.



We work in a flexible and agile way to find smarter solutions to our customers’ goals. We think, “How can we do this better?”

A brief history of HORIBA MIRA

With almost 80 years’ experience of working at the forefront of the automotive industry, HORIBA MIRA is a world-renowned centre of excellence for a range of technologies. We harness the power of technology, integrating and testing it for a variety of customers, from major manufacturers to dynamic start-ups. And we deliver innovative solutions that improve lives by making vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner and smarter.

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Our awards
and recognition

We’re proud of the awards our people have received, as well as our accreditations for a variety of specialist service areas.


King's Award

We are so proud to have been awarded Kings Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development.


Army Cadet Charitable Trust (ACCT)

We are pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring the Army Cadet Charitable Trust (ACCT) awards in June 2024.

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Armed Forces Covenant

We've officially pledged our commitment to supporting Armed Forces personnel into the civilian workforce.

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Autocar’s Great Women in the British Car Industry

We’re so proud to share that five of our colleagues have been recognised as Autocar Great Women for 2024. 

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ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001

We’re accredited for Quality Management System, Environmental Management System and Occupational Health and Safety Management System.

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ISO/IEC 17025:2017

We’ve gained accreditation for various testing and calibration activities.

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ISO/IEC 17065:2012

We’re accredited for Functional Safety and Vehicle restraint systems.

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Cyber Essentials

We’ve gained accreditation for this UK government cyber security standard.

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TISAX Assessment Level 3

We’re accredited for this automotive industry information security standard.


Our Commitment to Sustainability

We are committed to reducing our environmental impact. Through on-site developments that will make us energy and water independent, to wild meadow planting and wildlife protection we protect our local environment. Our engineering and testing solutions support our customers’ sustainability targets. With zero waste to landfill, recycling of customer and site development programme by-products and minimising our impact on local air quality, we are reducing greenhouse gas emissions.