Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 85 businessinsouthribble.com GROWING POTENTIAL Support Contract Safeguards Jobs CSA Group, a global provider of testing and certification services and leading standards development organisation, has opened an updated laboratory for testing and certification of equipment used in transportation. At more than 57,400 sq ft, the state-of-the-art laboratory in Leyland is one of the most comprehensive facilities of its kind in Europe. It features a new drive-in chamber with temperature testing ranging from -60˚C to 120˚C, an Accelerometer Calibration lab, engine test cell upgrades and electric motor testing. Magali Depras, CSA Group Chief Operating Officer, said: “As a part of our global business strategy to invest in the European market and the transportation sector, we are delighted to offer our European clients expanded services in Leyland. The laboratory has been successfully supporting transportation companies in the United Kingdom and globally for more than 30 years, and we can now offer more tests and certifications than ever before.” BAE Systems Secures Major Typhoon Jet Order Kuwait has placed an order to buy 28 Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft, in a deal which will boost BAE Systems. In April, the Middle East nation placed the order with the four-nation consortium which builds the aircraft, with the front fuselage for the aircraft built at BAE Systems site in Samlesbury. Kuwait becomes the eighth country to fly the aircraft which is already operated by the RAF and air forces in Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Saudi Arabia and Oman. The Typhoon Major Units 4 Shed in Samlesbury The filling station from CNG Fuels The Ribble R872 Carbon Road Bike Hawk operations at RAF Valley Leyland Filling Station Opens A state-of-the-art filling station from CNG Fuels has opened just off the M6 (junction 28) and signed Waitrose as its first major customer. The UK’s first high-pressure grid connected CNG filling station can refuel 500 HGVs a day and is accessible around the clock, 365 days a year. A Flipping Good Thing Samlesbury Hall has opened a new ‘wafflery’ in its courtyard, selling delicious waffles, crêpes, ice cream and milkshakes. Bringing New Life to Offices Lancashire Business Park now houses a publicly-accessible defibrillator thanks to Healthwatch Lancashire. NEWS IN BRIEF Cycle Firm Moved up a Gear Ribble Cycles, founded in 1897, has set its sights down under and will soon bringing its bespoke carbon road bikes to the Asia Pacific market. The plans coincide with the appointment of Jon Owen as Chief Executive Office and Matthew Lawson as Chief Digital Officer.