German President Steinmeier Visits FEV’s Durability Test Center in Sandersdorf-Brehna
Sandersdorf-Brehna – On February 15, 2018, German President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, visited FEV’s durability test center, Dauerlaufprüfzentrum (DLP) in Brehna, Germany. Accompanied by the Minister President of the state, Reiner Haseloff, Steinmeier’s visit was part of a two-day inaugural tour of the Saxony-Anhalt region. The presidential visit is an indication of FEV’s considerable impact in the area of research and development for the region.
During his 90-minute visit, Steinmeier learned about the history of the durability test center, which opened in 2007. Originally employing nearly 80 personnel, the test center has grown significantly, and now employs more than 200.
With 41 test rigs in operation, Steinmeier showed interest in FEV’s effort to make powertrains more efficient and environmentally friendly. Following the tour, he had in-depth conversations with numerous employees.
"Our durability test center in Brehna is one of the most modern of its kind worldwide,” said Professor Stefan Pischinger, president and CEO of the FEV Group. “The political recognition and the high order volume show that ventures in Saxony-Anhalt are sound investments.”
Managing Directors of the DLP, Hans-Dieter Sonntag and Steffen Kunz, also saw the political visit in a positive light. "Mr. Steinmeier and Mr. Haseloff are always welcome here," states Sonntag. "We hope they will visit again in a few months, when we inaugurate the first test rigs designed exclusively for electric drives, an addition that’s part of our latest expansion phase," adds Kunz.
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 5300 highly-qualified specialists in high-tech development centers near its customers at 40 locations on four continents.