SAIPA Automotive Industry Research and Innovation Center (AIRIC) was established in 1993. AIRIC’s main site is located in the vicinity of its mother company, Saipa.
This center, comprising two main sites, owns different facilities including offices, workshops and laboratories. There are different workshops for modeling, tooling and assembly as well as different laboratories including emission measurement, track test, CMM, non-destructive crash test, NVH assessment and Modal analysis. Using these facilities along with extensive knowledge of vehicle design, development and testing, AIRIC is capable of rendering different services in vehicle design from concept design to production, minor or major face-lifts, and testing for type approval. AIRIC is also known as the most comprehensive testing center nationwide.
Automotive Industry Research & Innovation Center of SAIPA as the beginning point of developing a new product, is of central importance for SAIPA Group. This center adjusted its capabilities to SAIPA Group product development plans by boosting its infrastructures.
Among numerous projects that have been implemented at this center there cases can be mentioned: Pride Safari (1998), Karavan van (1999), SAIPA 141 (2003), CNG Pride (2004), SAIPA 132 (2007), TIBA (2009), SAIPA 111 (2010), SAIPA 151 (2011).
The capabilities of Automotive Industry Research and Innovation Center of SAIPA in the field of vehicle testing are as follows: