Applus+ IDIADA is a global partner to the automotive industry worldwide, offering expertise in product development activities by providing design, engineering, testing and homologation services.


About Us

Applus IDIADA is a global partner to the automotive industry, supporting their clients in their product development activities by providing design, engineering, testing and homologation services. As a result of continual expansion, Applus IDIADA now finds itself in the 14th position in the ranking of the top 25 engineering companies around the world published by the German Automobilwoche magazine. The company has been climbing since it was first listed in 2008 and aims to be in the top 10 within the next 5 years.

We form part of a large team with more than 2,000 engineers drawn from over 28 countries, as well as an international network of subsidiaries and branch offices in 23 countries which ensures that our clients receive fast personalized service.


Our UK Business Unit has been established in Nuneaton since 2011, providing local testing and engineering services mainly in the brakes field. The local facilities include brake dynamometer test benches and workshops for vehicle preparation and testing.

More recently, the acquisition of additional electronics and control systems capability in Cambridge is an important step forward in our strategy to reinforce not only our operation in the United Kingdom, but also our electronics engineering capacity with the know-how and experience of a team of 30 people who have been developing customizable field-ready product platforms and providing integrated rapid prototyping solutions.

In specific, the Cambridge team in the UK focuses on providing engineering consultancy services. There are diverse applications that need to be supported including: automated driving, powertrain control (e.g. engine and hybrid vehicle control), infotainment and ADAS.

Working with us

Applus IDIADA offers you the opportunity to develop a career in one of the worldwide leading automotive engineering companies. If you want an opportunity to challenge yourself and enhance your technical skills, to work in a thriving environment and to work alongside world-leading experts, then apply to one of our vacancies.


Products and services

  • Engineering services: comprehensive design, engineering and validation capabilities for vehicle development projects: CAD, CAE and testing of all major vehicle functionalities.
  • Proving ground: the most comprehensive independent proving ground in Europe. Excellent climatic conditions allow for year-round testing.
  • Homologation services in accordance with European EC Directives and ECE Regulations.  Homologation services accredited for Australia, Brazil, and other countries in South America and in the Middle East.
  • Electronics: The ever growing complexity of automotive electronics requires new and innovative approaches to design, development and validation of automotive electronic components and systems; this includes the application of ISO 26262 in the development processes.  Applus IDIADA  provides comprehensive, cost effective and efficient solutions to fully satisfy our client’s requirements.
  • Development, testing & validation services include:
    • Electronic Systems and Architecture Definition
    • Safety engineering
    • Hardware design and development
    • Software design and development
    • Control strategy development
    • Design for Excellence
    • Single component validation (HIL)
    • Vehicle network validation (vehicle bench)
    • Electronics reliability
    • EMC validation (development)
    • System validation (ADAS, PSB, etc)
    • Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) validation.

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