17. October 2016

FEV acquires automation and test product maker TrigTec

Oct. 17, 2016 - FEV North America (FEV) announced today it has acquired a 51-per-cent stake in automation and testing products maker TrigTec.


Michigan-based TrigTec serves the industrial market with products that provide in-process manufacturing related testing capabilities, along with creating automated systems for plant processes. According to the parties, the acquisition provides FEV with “additional exposure to in-process testing, which complements [FEV’s] extensive portfolio of testing capabilities offered by its testing solutions division.”

“We design and deliver test facilities that are commissioned with equipment from our field-proven product line including dynamometers, conditioning systems, instrumentation, and our popular data acquisition and control system, Morphee Software Suite,” said Patrick Hupperich, president and CEO of FEV North America. “By adding TrigTec’s capabilities under the FEV brand, we are able to extend that brand further into the production process and leveraging that exposure into the ability to provide more production-related solutions to customers around the world. TrigTec’s proven production resources coupled with its seasoned engineering resources and established customer relationships will help FEV extend its product offerings to both TrigTec and FEV customers.”

In addition to engineering, TrigTec’s capabilities include fabrication, machining, and integration of all components.

“We see this agreement as beneficial to both parties,” noted Steve Kravis, president and minority owner of TrigTec. “The benefit that we gain from leveraging FEV's international footprint will help TrigTec’s business to expand and give us access to new markets that we otherwise would have found difficult to expand into.”

About FEV
The FEV Group, with headquarters in Aachen, Germany, is an internationally recognized vehicle development services provider. FEV’s expertise ranges from consulting to the development and testing of innovative vehicle concepts through readiness for serial production. In addition to traditional engine and transmission development, vehicle integration, calibration, and the homologation of state-of-the-art gasoline and diesel engines, increasing importance is being placed on the development of hybrid and electric powertrains as well as alternative fuels. FEV experts focus on the advancement of electronic control systems, as well as connected vehicles and automation.

The “FEV Software and Testing Solutions” product portfolio complements these services with cutting-edge test fields, measuring equipment and software solutions that help make the development process more efficient and transfer significant process steps from the road to the test rig – or even to computer simulation.

FEV offers these services to its transport industry customers around the world. The FEV Group employs over 4500 highly-qualified specialists in high-tech development centers near its customers at 40 locations on four continents.

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