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VPG Opens New VPG Onboard Weighing R&D Facility in Bradford, United Kingdom
MALVERN, Pa. — Oct. 1, 2014 — Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that its VPG Onboard Weighing brand has opened a new R&D facility at the company's site in Bradford, United Kingdom. The new facility will be used for the testing of prototypes on vehicles during development — enhancing VPG Onboard Weighing capabilities to deliver new inventive, reliable, and qualified products to the market.
Measuring 26 metres long, 13 metres wide, and six metres tall, the new VPG Onboard Weighing R&D facility rests on a purpose-built concrete pad capable of withstanding the imposed load of three fully laden articulated trucks. Designed and built by local Bradford and UK subcontractors, the facility is equipped with eight wireless weigh pads and accompanying instruments and software, in addition to a new 32 tonne GVW 8x4 truck serving as a development test bed.
To bolster its R&D efforts even further, VPG Onboard Weighing has also expanded its R&D team with an additional hardware and software R&D engineers .
Further information about VPG Onboard Weighing products is available at www.vpgonboard.com.
About Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG)
VPG is an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based systems specializing in the growing markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a market leader of Foil Technology Products, providing ongoing technology innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gages, which are the foundation of the Company’s Force Sensors Products and its Weighing and Control Systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of well-established brand names recognized for precision and quality in the marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at www.vpgsensors.com.
VPG Onboard Weighing
VPG Onboard Weighing is a brand of Vishay Precision Group, Inc. and is a recognized leader in the design, manufacturing and sales of on-board weighing systems for vans, light commercial vehicles, heavy trucks, bucket loaders, and aircraft.  It is one of the largest global manufacturers of onboard weighing systems with direct sales offices in 10 countries across North America, Europe and Asia and an extensive dealer network - providing sales, service and installation.  R&D is located in the UK and in the USA, and is staffed by electronic and software developers, and mechanical CAD designers.  VPG Onboard Weighing continues to innovate and develop new products to satisfy the ever-evolving needs of its valued customers.