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OUR HISTORY
Our history2018-10-23T15:42:36+02:00

The future is made of ideas.

More than thirty years of experience testing. Over nne hundred and thirty drivetrain test benches worldwide. Eight hundred highly-qualified employees. This is ATESTEO today. Everything started in Aachen, Germany in 1986 with the vision of supporting the automotive industry to develop vehicles through reliable, independent, and high-quality tests of powertrains and transmissions. Since then, after reaching many milestones and attaining many achievements, ATESTEO has developed into the leading drivetrain testing specialist for automobile manufacturers and automotive suppliers in the entire world.

2018

2018

  • Opening of the North Testing Center with 20 drivetrain testing stands in Tianjin, China
  • Name change in ATESTEO GmbH & Co. KG

2017

2017

  • Opening of the Munich location with 10 drivetrain testing stands
  • Acquisition of leading road test service provider straesser
  • Establishment of new Drivetrain Testing Centre in Tianjin, China
  • ATESTEO becomes part of IHO Holding

2016

2016

  • Name change in ATESTEO GmbH

2014

2014

  • Opening of the Kassel location with 10 drivetrain testing stands

2010

2010

  • Formation of location Japan K.K.

2009

2009

  • Putting into operation of hall VIII testing stand building
  • Formation of location North America

 

2008

2008

  • Putting into operation of hall VII testing stand building
  • Beginning of construction of hall VIII testing stand building

2007

2007

  • Technical Center opening party
  • Beginning of construction of hall VII testing stand building

 

2006

2006

  • 20th anniversary of the founding
  • Setting up of the Technical Center in Suzhou, China

2004

2004

  • 366 employees

2001

2001

  • Transfer of the headquarters from Aachen to Alsdorf
  • Putting into operation of hall VI testing stand building

2000

2000

  • Opening of the Wolfsburg location with 12 drivetrain testing stands
  • Putting into operation of hall V testing stand building
  • Start of production of the MTD mechanical torsion damper at GAT – Gesellschaft für Antriebstechnik / GAT Drive Engineering
  • 163 employees

1999

1999

  • Putting into operation of hall IV testing stand building

1998

1998

  • Putting into operation of hall IIII testing stand building and the MPZ (Vehicle Technology Measuring and Testing Centre GmbH)

1997

1997

  • Beginning of construction of a research and development centre in Alsdorf with measurement system, roller dynamometers, drivetrain testing stands, laboratories, workshops and office buildings

1996

1996

  • Foundation of the Gesellschaft für Antriebstechnik mbH (GAT) / Drive Engineering mbH, as a joint venture with Mannesmann Sachs AG, now ZF Sachs AG

1995

1995

  • 76 employees

1991

1991

  • Completion of the administrative building with additional test stands and workshops in Aachen

1987

1987

  • Putting into operation of the first test stand

1986

1986

  • Foundation of Gesellschaft für Industrieforschung mbH (GIF) / GIF mbH Industrial Research by employees from the Institute of Automobile Technology of RWTH Aachen: Development services for the automobile industry (focus on test stands)
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