Car Seat Test Facilities

Dorel crash test centers Europe and US

As one of the few car seat manufacturers, we at Maxi-Cosi have our own state-of-the-art car seat crash test facilities in Cholet, France and Columbus, Illinois USA. This allows us to run far more than the minimum crash tests, from an early development to the production phase, where we test one seat after every 5000 produced.

Encompassing everything necessary to design, build and test car seats in one ultra-modern, state-of-the-art facility, each test facility brings together the industry’s best research, design and technology to foster cutting-edge innovation of baby and children’s products.

The Technical Center for Child Safety in Columbus features specialized research and design facilities, including computational engineering resources, environmental lab testing, three independent crash test sledges, and advanced side impact testing capabilities.

Our Safety Centers in Europe and the US underscore Maxi-Cosi’s ongoing commitment to global leadership in safety and innovative design.

ADAC Technology Center Germany

ADAC is the central testing facility of the European automobile clubs. A 25,000m2 compound near Munich, Germany, ADAC is one of only a handful of test centres accredited by Euro NCAP* (automobile safety).

On behalf of the European Consumer Organisations, ADAC and the German consumer association Stiftung Warentest started the annual test of child car seats in 2002. 

* Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Program)

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers - both drivers and the automotive industry - with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. Read about the extensive testing by Euro NCAP.