The safety of the future.
Our colleague Alfred, lead engineer in vehicle safety, has a clear preference for openness in every situation. That goes, on the one hand, for his interactions with his colleagues and fellow human beings, and on the other, for his great passion: an open-topped old-timer he uses for those special moments on the road.
In 1955, Porsche wrote in a prospectus about the 356 Speedster: “It holds the road so perfectly that even at top speed you never lose the sense of safety.” The standard adhered to by those Zuffenhausen sports car manufacturers is also a guiding principle in Alfred’s career. The fact that, even while multiplying performance and speed and ensuring the greatest possible driving pleasure and mobility, the safety of vehicle and other transport users cannot be forgotten, is now this test engineer’s daily work. Work that, despite the great challenges involved in helping to shape the mobility of the future, is almost as enjoyable as the time he spends behind the wheel of his 356.
“The particular appeal is that I was already part of the Bertrandt team when we developed the test centres of today and so feel particularly responsible for the faultless functioning of the systems and measurement technology. Naturally also because the efficiency of the entire team depends on the technology,” says Alfred, who as a keen paintballer is an “expert” team player. “And luckily, all my colleagues make a decisive contribution to making it a joy to work at Bertrandt.”
Collegiate spirit and respectful communication at eye level with all employees are part of the package with everyone at Bertrandt. Neither is celebrating together outside of work left out of the picture. “Familial – yes, that is a fitting description for the work environment in our team.”
No surprise, then, that Alfred has never regretted for a second deciding to come to Bertrandt. It was his father already, also active in the automotive industry, who advised him to do so, pointing out that Bertrandt is a successful company with a promising future. After training to become a mechatronics engineer and during his subsequent study in Pforzheim, he began his career as a working student and then as a test engineer.
Alfred sees his occupational goal as making mobility safer for everyone. And in private? He likes to take time out to go walking with his wife and the dogs, and to put a few extra miles on the clock of his 356 Speedster.