Bertrandt Powertrain Solution Center

Research. Validation. Homologation.

Bertrandt Powertrain Solution Center

Research. Validation. Homologation.

The entire world in one place.  And it’s near you. State-of-the-art equipment and perfectly coordinated processes ensure a high level of reliability and superb cost-effectiveness. In striving for accreditation based on ISO 17025, we provide neutral and non-proprietary solutions for validation, certification and homologation of power train concepts of the future.


The automotive industry is facing a pivotal transformation – CO2 emissions and nitrogen oxides and particulates are currently intense focal points. To reduce these overall, it is important to meet new emission legislation worldwide, but this also requires the establishment of various powertrain types. We are building the Bertrandt Powertrain Solution Center in response to the constantly increasing and ever more complex testing efforts.

Matthias Rühl, Managing Director

The BPSC is the basis for validation of powertrain concepts of the future.  In addition to conventional powertrains (drives) with a variety of fuels, in the future, we will be capable of testing and validating alternative drive types such as hybrid, electric or hydrogen propulsion systems in compliance with the latest legal requirements. The key priorities the test center focuses on are certification, homologation and real driving emission tests.

Technical equipment

  • 550 kW nominal capacity
  • Altitude simulation of up to 4,200 meters
  • Temperature range from -25 °C to +45 °C
  • Velocities up to 300 km/h
  • Sunlight simulation
  • 360 kW nominal capacity per dynamometer
  • Temperature range from -7 °C to +35 °C
  • Velocities of up to 250 km/h
  • Conditioning options for temperatures ranging from -25 °C to +23 °C
  • 1 x 50 m³ / 1 x 80 m³
  • Washing facility
  • Tank system
  • Lifting platforms
  • Tire and exhaust system storage
  • Welding operations
  • Vehicle equipment and modification
  • Measurement technology equipment
  • Independently negotiable by vehicle from outside
  • Lifting platforms
  • Equipping vehicles with PEMS measurement technology
  • Calibration
  • Upgrading and modification of vehicles
  • Preparation for correlation and measurement runs on rollers and in the field
  • Reconversion of vehicles
  • Micro Soot-Sensor (MSS)

Your Advantages

Short paths

Unique technical equipment

Cost efficiency

Greatest reliabiilty

High capacity

Everything from a single source

Neutral and manufacturer-independent

In striving for accreditation and certification

Customized Solutions

As an independent, professional test facility equipped with state-of-the-art technology, we provide you with comprehensive, producer-independent advice in accordance with your requirements and the general statutory conditions.

Upon request, can assume complete project management. We monitor costs, keep a close eye on the milestones and reliably coordinate the project team for you. In the event of any problems, we find the appropriate solution, carefully and meticulously implementing it in consultation with you.

We work with you to coordinate the complete transfer of your test items. Our logistics chain is prototype-secure and ISO 27001 compliant.

Working according to your requirements, we provide customized and efficient planning for your experimental setup, document the procedure meticulously, equip your vehicles with the necessary test and measurement technology and on demand, we implement special measurement equipment and structures.

We put your test vehicle with its built-in measurement technology into operation and, if necessary, we create appropriate experiments to comply with the test requirements.

We test all powertrain concepts according to worldwide legal requirements for type testing and in doing so, we meet the highest quality standards. Regardless of whether it involves a development test, standardized test procedures or RDE drives.

After conducting the test services, we prepare and present the measurement results for you so they are comprehensible and transparent. We also interpret them at your request and provide them in your preferred format. All test reports are prepared according to the stringent rules of the KBA.

Our Range of Services

  • Type testing according to worldwide legal requirements
    (EU, CARB, EPA, Japan)

  • Conformity of Production (CoP)
  • Homologation
  • VDA-heating capacity (VDA 220) / VDA-Pulldown / Defog / Defrost

  • OPF-stress test
  • All common cycles (e.g. WLTC, NEFZ, FTP)
  • Deformation of vehicle body parts under extreme conditions (solar radiation)

Appropriate for your diverse powertrains


Overview of the Bertrandt Powertrain Solution Center

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Clemensänger Ring 10 | 85356 Freising Germany


Am Wittenberg 2 38477 Jembke Germany

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Matthias Rühl

Head of the Powertrain and Chassis Competence Centres