Research and development

The only constant is change

Our society is changing and, with it, the requirements that it places on our means of transport. Nowadays, modern buses and trains need to tick boxes that were completely irrelevant just a short time ago.

That is why we place a real emphasis on the research and development of innovative seating technology. Our seats move with the times – and they are even a clear step ahead. We apply our power to innovate and creativity so that our customers can be successful and sustainable with their buses and trains – after all, it is the only way to make sure we can be too.

Expertise and development

Our objectives

How we work

All research and development activities are managed centrally at Kiel. This is how we achieve the very best in innovation, standardisation and quality. We have our own test laboratory and testing equipment and carry out comprehensive durability, fire protection and crash tests in line with homologation standards, as well as tensile tests and life-cycle tests.

Furthermore, we have established an expert network within the field of research and development: we maintain long-term design collaborations with renowned companies and work closely with external design and development partners.

When it comes to the testing of our own products, we have our own plants, including a static testing facility, various endurance testing facilities and a plant for vibration tests. We work with renowned external institutes for dynamic and fire protection tests.