Ray Collier has current approvals to test with all major vehicle manufacturers including -

We have permits to test at numerous manufacture proving grounds including - 

• Lommel (class 3 limit handling)

• BMW Aschiem and Miramas

• GM Dudenhofen

• VW Ehra

• Audi Neusdadt

Ray Collier also has a multi entry business visa for China and approvals to use most proving grounds in China. We also have the required public liability insurance to enable us to test at any location worldwide. Coupled with the experience to assist with any OEM development program with correlation and experience working with major manufacturer test drivers enabling us to undertake pre-screening and development of OEM programs using the OEM test processes and fill in report sheets.


Tel: +44 (0) 7940 552434


Ray Collier is unique in having an automotive engineering degree and first hand experience working for a prestige automotive manufacturer as Senior Tyre Development Engineer, in addition to working for a tier 1 tyre manufacturer as principle engineer responsible for major OEM development programs before starting TREAD Ltd to cater for all aspects of tyre testing and development utilising first hand experience from both sides of the tyre and customer process.

- Longitudinal aquaplaning

- Lateral aquaplaning

- Wet Braking

- Dry Braking

- Wet Handling

- Dry Handling

- Off road testing

- Snow/Ice Traction

- Snow /Ice Braking

- Snow/Ice Lateral grip circles

- Snow Handling

- Hill route/Off road snow handling

- Ice Handling

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