Thatcham Research was established in 1969 and has grown from small beginnings to an organisation now employing over 180 staff and boasting a state of the art repair technology centre, a crash laboratory and two fully equipped automotive academies.
A founder member of the international Research Council for Automobile Repairs (RCAR), Thatcham Research has also been a member of the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) since 2004. Thatcham Research now carries out a range of highly complex crash testing scenarios as well as developing new testing protocols for the very latest vehicle safety technologies, including Electronic Stability Control and Advanced Driver Assist Systems such as Autonomous Emergency Braking.
Thatcham Research now has a key role in shaping the designs of new vehicles and the use of materials and technology. Working closely with vehicle manufacturers, Thatcham Research has been able to influence vehicle design concepts both in terms of safety and security and through the provision of fully researched repair methods.