Cellbond is an award-winning global business which specialises in the development and manufacture of the complete range of high quality deformable aluminium crash test barriers as well as anthropomorphic test devices (ATDs or crash test dummies) which are all used for passive safety testing in the automotive industry. Cellbond’s product range includes crash test barriers, moving impact trolleys, crash test dummies, aluminium honeycomb calibration core, impactors, test equipment, certification, and design services.
Cellbond have been at the forefront of the design, development and manufacture of passive safety testing products and equipment for over 30 years. During that time, Cellbond has built a strong reputation for supplying consistently high-quality products with excellent repeatability rates which allow our customers to measure the protective performance of a vehicle when carrying human occupants.
Cellbond’s customers include automobile manufacturers, consumer organisations, safety and testing agencies such as Horiba-Mira and Millbrook, the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), and government institutes including NHTSA.
We are committed to providing innovative products using the latest technology and to being customer focused, efficient manufacturers who set the standard for automotive passive safety testing worldwide.
Cellbond have grown from being early pioneers to global market-leaders in the design and manufacture of engineered composite structures. Our engineered composite structures include deformable crash test barriers which are used for impact absorption testing and energy absorbers which are placed in specific vehicle body locations to provide enhanced levels of occupant safety. For over 30 years we have worked closely with world renowned automotive manufacturers and test facilities to supply the products and expertise needed to evaluate and improve vehicle safety testing. can see our crash test barriers in action on the Euro NCAP website. They are the fixed barriers which take the impact of the vehicle being assessed. In this example a Toyota Rav 4 (which received a 5 star rating) is seen undergoing a Frontal Offset Deformable Barrier Test at 64km/h.
Our extensive portfolio of products includes energy absorbers, deformable aluminium crash test barriers, FE crash test barrier models (developed in LS-Dyna and Radioss and available through the ARUP and Altair sales networks), moving impact trolleys, Q-Series crash test dummies, the THOR-50M male dummy, headforms, aluminium honeycomb calibration core, legforms (Flex-PLI and aPLI), test equipment and spare parts. Our services include crash test dummy calibration and certification, and product research, design and development.
In April 2017 Cellbond was named as a recipient of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade, and in June 2019 our Founder and Chairman, Mike Ashmead, was awarded the status of Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE, in Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday honours list in recognition of his services to export and innovation.