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Technical development

Our highly qualified engineers and technicians investigate and develop product innovations and technologies for complex components in order to enable our customers to realize their future car models.

By means of our research and development centers in Germany, Canada, and China we offer our customers worldwide solutions for their specific regional requests.  Starting with the design concept via finite element calculation to prototyping close-to-production, extensive product testing and final quality proof – we are present from the beginning

Partnerships with advanced technical colleges and universities

In the area of research & development the cooperation based on partnership with advanced technical colleges and universities has proved effective. Science and economy together can make a big difference. That way we especially realized numerous projects successfully with German universities and advanced technical colleges.

But also our worldwide locations use the expertise of lecturers and students. In China we closely work together with the professorship for automotive lightweight construction of the Tongji University in Shanghai. In North America we cooperate with the University of Toronto (Ontario), the Queen’s University in Kingston (Ontario) and the Ryerson University in Toronto (Ontario). In Poland we carry out R&D activities with the Wroclaw University of Technology (Politechnika Wroclawska) and with the AGH University of Science and Technology Krakow (Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza Kraków). Furthermore, we work together with the Institute for Ferrous Metallurgy Gliwice (Instytut Metalurgii Żelaza) and the Institute of Welding Gliwice (Instytut Spawalnictwa).