ECU TESTING are the market leading Automotive ECU (Electronic Control Unit) remanufacturer, offering first-to-market ECU remanufacturing solutions for the automotive aftermarket. We test and rebuild most common failing electronic control units (ECUs) for most vehicles on the road, including Engine ECU’s, ABS modules, instrument clusters, transmission ECU’s, electric power steering and more…
Every unit we rebuild is re-engineered to eliminate the fault and original manufacturing flaws. Every rebuilt unit comes with an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty* as standard.
ECU TESTING was formed in 2005, at that time there were only two permanent employees and a few product lines. Our Company soon grew in the subsequent years due to our obsession with efficiency, fast turnaround times, work quality and keen focus on customer service and technical support. The Company now employs over 50 people at our headquarters located in Derbyshire at the heart of British engineering. We are expanding year-on-year as demand for our products and services continues to grow, from Franchise Main Dealers, specialist garages and general garage workshops around the world. We are proud to know that we are regularly used by over 12,000 independent workshops across the country.
“Our customers rightly demand the best, they rely on our Lifetime Warranty and world-class technical backup and support. To meet this high standard, we invest in the best talent the industry has to offer and constantly update our technology and infrastructure to ensure we retain our world beating market position.” - R. Bagg (Owner & CEO)
We only hire the best people, even though we have world-class facilities and infrastructure, it is our people who are the driving force behind our industry leading position. Our people care about our customer experience, our industry best practice and our continuous improvement in service and support.
Our technicians & engineers go through intense in-house training, from basic level component handling right though to advanced electronic rework technology before they go anywhere near a customer’s control unit.
Our QA team is responsible for ensuring any defects in our work or processes are identified early and procedures are developed to ensure continuous improvement. Any units returned under warranty are scheduled directly to the QA team to analyse the customers described fault, identify root causes and any potential issues with our work. We are proud of the fact that we have one of the lowest work defect rates in the industry, with constant internal reporting on individual technicians & engineers to ensure our defect rate is minimal and remains that way. This year our average work defect rate was just 0.6% so you can be assured of our very high standard of work and commitment to continuous improvement in our service and support.
Our large R&D team is responsible for reverse engineering automotive control systems in to order keep up with the latest changes in the automotive industry. They are constantly inventing new HIL (Hardware In-the-Loop) test systems, they devise new remanufacturing procedures that meet our stringent quality standards, and they are responsible for constantly refining current remanufacturing procedures.
We have a commited team who deliver best-in-industry support and backup to our customers, from basic support queries to complex programming and adaptation procedures, our technical support advisors are commited to excellence.
We are committed to investing a minimum 20% of our annual turnover in Research and Development activities, to ensure we are the first to market with new control unit remanufacturing solutions, this ensures we are ready to service our customers as the next generation of control units fail just outside of the vehicle manufacturers warranty.
We are constantly updating our technology platforms, we build our own bespoke HIL (Hardware In-the-Loop) test solutions in-house, these HIL testing systems ensure that we are testing customers control unit in real-world conditions, such as load, heat, vibration and time. This bespoke technology enables us to accurately test for hard to find faults that customers commonly experience on the vehicle. We use the latest dealer level diagnostic and programming equipment (and constantly update these) so we can ensure control units leave us with the latest software installed and the immobiliser programming is never compromised. We also develop our own bespoke internal workflow software systems to ensure our operations are as efficient as possible allowing us to deliver the fastest possible service for our customers. From the moment you fill in our online test form your unit is automatically entered into our work-flow scheduling system, where you are updated at every step of the process, from when we receive your unit, through the testing and rebuild process, right up to the point of delivery back to you.
Our 30,000 square foot facility has been designed to cope with the ever-increasing demand from our customers in mind, our facility has in-built flexible redundancy by design, this ensures we keep up with current and periodic surges in customer demand.
Our internal facility environment has been designed to incorporate a Lean Six-sigma workflow methodology, this ensures a seamless transfer of your unit through the various steps of our test and remanufacturing processes - from initial booking-in, to first-line testing, remanufacturing, to end-of-line testing and finally the packaging and shipping of your unit. All our workshops & lab-space are fully BS EN 61340-5.1 & 5.2 ESD-SAFE environment compliant to ensure no control unit is ever electrostatically damaged under our care.
Our current turnaround time is approximately 3 - 5 working days (excluding weekends and public holidays).