From the idea to the product

As part of product development, we offer our customers services throughout all phases of the product development process. Our range of activities extends from product definition with pre-development to series development and series support. We supply customers with products in the field of software and hardware development. With our methodical project and quality management, we control and direct the different development phases with the aim of developing high-quality product solutions for our customers. Our main areas of responsibility are requirements management, concept analysis, virtual engineering, validation and release management.


Always in tune with the latest trend

The market’s demands for environmental friendliness, safety, cost-effectiveness and user-friendliness are forcing innovations at ever shorter intervals – and this with ever-increasing complexity. Likewise, the technologies used are constantly changing. Therefore, it is essential to always stay tuned with the latest trend in this area.

But it is not enough just to know the technologies, they must also be mastered. And that’s exactly what distinguishes our product developers. They are familiar with the latest technologies and know on how to use them to reach best in class results.

The focus of our product development is:

  • Powertrain

  • Internal combustion engines

  • Electric motors

  • Sensors

  • Actuators

  • Locking systems

  • Embedded Systems

  • Thermal

  • Electrics and electronics

  • Air conditioning systems (thermal management)

  • Mechanical systems

  • Lighting technology

  • Support in development projects according to Automotive SPICE

  • Hardware-related software development

  • Development and integration of software modules

  • Support for static code analysis

  • Support in the execution of module and system tests

  • Requirements Engineering

  • Development of PC applications

Product definition and requirements management

Characteristics and function – Survival of the fittest

Marketable and competitive products require innovative and at the same time agile product development, especially for complex products. Their development is often carried out by large and internationally interdisciplinary development teams. Consistent and ongoing requirements management is the backbone and at the same time a guarantee for targeted and controlled product development. Requirements management draws on information from market research, technical development and quality management.

Intensive requirements management with a systematic and modular structure along all structural and functional levels is essential for us to develop high-quality products. The analysis of previous developments, errors that have occurred and been solved, as well as the current results from the areas of research and development, provide us with the most valuable requirements. We compare a requirements management system with an organism that is subject to the laws of evolution.

Product & Release Management

Coordinating information

During product development, all relevant information from the departments involved must be coordinated in a targeted manner. Complete documentation and on-time approvals of development statuses are essential pillars of product management. Mastering the increased number of variants in conjunction with required synergy effects through common part strategies is becoming increasingly complex, especially with regard to agile change management with fast response times in all phases of the product life cycle.

In our projects, we rely on consistent project planning in conjunction with agile project management and a targeted and concrete communication culture. With our developed methods, standards and tools, we have established ourselves as a reliable and strategically important partner for customers. Our goal is always to integrate customer-specific requirements into products so that they can be successfully placed on the market.

CAD design

Virtual development to watch

An integral part of the product development process of components is the design-oriented creation and maintenance of CAD data. The guarantee for a high quality of CAD design is the technical knowledge of the production processes and the technical manufacturing. At the same time, clear and consistent data structures are essential for interactive collaboration between the designers involved. This is especially true if components are combined in a module. Regular communication with specific rules ensures that changes are implemented as quickly as possible and that affected components are included.

Whether concept creation, 3D component design, kinematics design, design validation, drawing creation, tolerance investigation, assembly analysis or technical documentation – in all disciplines we pay attention to compliance with general or customer-specific standards and specifications – always consistently. – always consistently.

Software and hardware development

Getting the most out of bits and bytes

Our team is dedicated to the development of embedded software. Together with our partner, we have extensive experience in developing software for a wide range of industries. We support our customers in development projects according to Automotive SPICE and agile methods.

Passion meets customer orientation, which is why we work with customer-specific processes and tools. Not only do we program new code, but we are also specialized in optimizing existing codebases developed by other teams.

Test & Validation

Assuring quality of products

Extensive and at the same time efficient testing is an indispensable part of any product development. The safeguarding of the technical as well as the legal requirements is necessary in order to develop high-quality and at the same time error-free products. The early identification of errors as well as the fast and targeted development of solutions are essential for cost-optimized development.

Through consistent and agile project management, we ensure that components reach product maturity on time in different points of use. The safeguarding of functionality through suitable measurement methods, evaluations and analyses is our focus. In this context, we rely on the qualifications of our employees and their ability to master new processes with the latest technology.

Tools and systems

The right tool – safely mastered

Efficient work only works with the right tools. And every tool must be guided safely. We therefore set high priority to ensuring that our employees not only know software tools and systems, but also master them safely and successfully. This empowers us to be very broadly positioned in terms of the different systems and areas.

We use the following programs for constructive work:

  • Catia V5 (3D + 2D)

  • Creo Parametric 7.0 (3D + 2D)

  • IsoDraw (PDM sheets)

In order to form references and links between all the information required to describe a product, we use the following CAD databases:

  • Connect (DMU vehicle for ZP7)

  • KVS (data transfer + data archiving)

  • ECA (DMU Motor)

  • TCe (Teamcenter PLM Software)

  • HPLM (Teamcenter PLM-Software)

For BOM maintenance and for the administration of release management, we are familiar with various systems:

  • AVON


  • BMG-online


  • Cplace

  • T-Rex

  • MB-Technik

To manage the body control, we are familiar with the following programs:

  • AVx

  • EC-Listen

  • ADAM.gKon

For software and hardware development, we use a variety of programs and systems:


  • Lap

  • Bitbucket

  • Git

  • Jenkins

  • Doors

  • Enterprise Architect

  • MATLAB / Simulink

  • Vector CANoe

  • Polarion

  • Visual Studio

  • Tessy

  • LabView

  • PTC Windchill


Quality awareness is our DNA

The quality of a product or service is largely defined by our customer. He evaluates the extent to which his requirements are met on the basis of objective characteristics or his subjective perception. A statement about quality is not limited to the product or service, but also evaluates the company, the processes or the methods and techniques.

The precise use of quality management is a guarantee for the fulfillment of the quality required by the customer. Here, the individual service processes are coordinated, from product development, resource management, complaint management, decision-making level to product use. In the end, it is always the customer who decides on the quality of the product and judges it.

For us, a higher-level quality management system is responsible for eliminating the causes of deviations from requirements and implementing improvements. There is a constant cycle for reactive and preventive adjustments and improvements in order to be able to guarantee quality in the best possible way. In doing so, we specifically rely on the involvement of complaint management in order to obtain both external and internal information about defects.