Site history and key focus areas
The Cologne site was founded in 1993 and achieved Ford Tier 1 supplier status in 1999. Alongside door modules, lock systems, complete interiors and headlamp and bumper systems, the site specialises in developing bodies-in-white, engines, gearboxes, chassis and electronics systems and in simulation. In addition, the site has invested heavily in complex testing facilities in recent years to enable it to provide endurance testing, environmental simulation and vehicle conversion services. It offers an accredited test laboratory and several testing areas.
In the Bertrandt network, the Cologne team covers the entire vehicle development process from the initial idea through to the production readiness stage, with all the related services such as project and quality management. The site's geographical proximity to its customers guarantees rapid, direct communications and this is an important factor in ensuring the success and high quality of the services that Bertrandt provides.