Global Engineering

Our Global Engineering Center (GEC) for the Automotive Industry, based in Garching/Munich (Germany), is a state-of-the-art testing center for the performance and definition of the requirements of our newest developments and innovations.

With more than 1000m² of testing labs and machines that can simulate near application conditions, such as crash, fatigue and aging, our engineering teams support not only the development of new exciting technologies, but also customer validation tests and computational simulation.


Explore some of our engineering highlights in the video and learn more how we:

  • enable our customers to reach their targets regarding lightweighting e.g. with our composite and reinforcement solutions
  • test 3D structural reinforcements, a hybrid part of expandable foam and carrier, to enhance stiffness, strength, fatigue and crash performance of vehicle body
  • our strong powertrain sealings are being thoroughly tested in special environmental chambers and explosion protected equipment to ensure they will deliver top performance even after long-term accelerated aging