Company history – Milestones in Drivetrain Testing
More than 35 years of experience in testing. Over 200 state-of-the-art drivetrain test benches worldwide. More than 800 highly qualified employees. That is ATESTEO today. It all began in Aachen in 1986 with the vision of supporting the automotive industry in the development of vehicles through safe, independent and high-quality testing of powertrains and transmissions. Since then, ATESTEO has become the leading drivetrain testing specialist for car manufacturers and automotive suppliers around the world with many achievements and milestones.
Setting up the company
State-of-the-art powertrain test benches
Our company history in Drivetrain Testing
Opening of the North Testing Center with 20 drivetrain test benches in Tianjin, China
Change of name to ATESTEO GmbH & Co. KG
Opening of the branch in Garching near Munich with 10 powertrain test benches
Majority takeover of leading driving test service provider straesser
Establishment of a new Drivetrain Testing Centre in Tianjin, China
ATESTEO becomes part of IHO Holding
Change of name to ATESTEO GmbH
Opening of the Kassel branch with 10 powertrain test benches
Foundation of Japan K.K.
Commissioning of the “Hall VIII” test bench building
Foundation of North America location
Commissioning of the “Hall VII” test bench building
Start of construction of the “Hall VIII” test stand building
Opening Ceremony Technical Center China
Start of construction of the “Hall VII” test stand building
Foundation of Technical Center in Suzhou, China
Relocation of the headquarters from Aachen to Alsdorf
Commissioning of the “Hall VI” test bench building
Opening of the Wolfsburg branch with 12 powertrain test benches
Commissioning of the test bench building “Hall V”
Production start of the MTD mechanical torsional damper at GAT – Gesellschaft für Antriebstechnik
Commissioning of the “Hall IV” test bench building
Commissioning of the test bench building “Hall III” and the MPZ (Measuring and Testing Centre for Automotive Technology GmbH)
Start of construction of a research and development centre in Alsdorf with measuring track, roller test rigs, powertrain test rigs, laboratories, workshops and office buildings.
Foundation of Gesellschaft für Antriebstechnik mbH (GAT) as a joint venture with Mannesmann Sachs AG (now ZF Sachs AG)
Completion of the administration building with additional test benches and workshops in Aachen
Commissioning of the first test stand
Foundation of the Gesellschaft für Industrieforschung mbH (GIF) from the staff of the Institute of Automotive Engineering (ika) at RWTH Aachen University: Development service for the automotive industry (focus on test bench).