FEV Anniversary

40 Years of Engineering Excellence

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Milestones - Engineering Services for 40 Years

40 Years FEV Timeline - Milestones

FEV Corporate History (Excerpt)

1978 – Professor Franz Pischinger founds FEV in Aachen (Germany).

1980 – FEV opens its first technical center with testing facilities on Jülicher Straße in Aachen.

1985 – FEV opens a branch in Palo Alto (California, USA).

1990 – FEV moves its headquarters within Aachen to Neuenhofstraße.

1997 – Professor Stefan Pischinger joins the board of FEV and succeeds his father, Professor Franz Pischinger, as the head of the Institute for Combustion Engines (formerly the Institute for Applied Thermodynamics) at the RWTH Aachen.

1997 – The North American technical center opens in Auburn Hills (Michigan, USA).

1998 – In collaboration with the Gesellschaft für Industrieforschung (GIF), an exhaust and NVH test facility with a test track opens in Alsdorf.

2004 – FEV opens a technical center in Dalian (China).

2006 – Professor Stefan Pischinger is appointed CEO of FEV.

2008 – The continuous testing center (Dauerlaufprüfzentrum - DLP) in Brehna (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) opens with a total of 35 test cells.

2009 – The technical center in Pune (India) opens.

2011 – FEV Consulting GmbH is founded.

2013 – FEV acquires the electronic development company DGE Inc. and expands its expertise in the fields of vehicle electronic systems, telematics and communication in and between vehicles.

2014 – FEV starts operating a new development center near Beijing (China).

2015 – With the acquisition of D2T Powertrain Engineering in France, FEV expands its testing and test systems capacities, among other things.

2016 – Through various corporate acquisitions, FEV increases its expertise in the field of connected and automated driving. With Imperia, a company that develops innovative lightweight automotive solutions also becomes part of the FEV Group.

2017 – With etamax space, the FEV Group gains important expertise in safety verification management for driving assistance systems and in the field of smart vehicles. The acquisition of EVA Fahrzeugtechnik expands corporate expertise in the field of e-mobility; with STEA, the field of vehicle development is further reinforced. 

2018 – The continuous testing center in Brehna adds seven e-test benches to its offering. Thus, it now has a total of 48 test benches. In addition, with the acquisition of B&W Fahrzeugentwicklung, FEV is expanding its expertise and capacities in the Global Vehicle Development business segment (approval of the relevant authorities is pending).