• Construction and conversion of complete vehicle prototypes, including commissioning

  • Construction and conversion of complete vehicle prototypes, including commissioning

Whether it is a single vehicle or a small production series, a passenger car or a truck, we provide all services and comprehensive expertise throughout the entire life cycle of vehicle prototypes. We have huge capacities available at our three sites in the north and south of Germany, with a working area of around 70,000 m2 and more than 180 lifting platforms. This enables our vehicle assembly teams to react quickly and flexibly to construct both large numbers of vehicles and individual ‘one-off’ prototypes and to put them into operation with all their functions.

Experienced partner for all work packages and special projects

Our team benefits from more than 20 years of experience gained from cooperation with major car and truck manufacturers and with start-ups. It combines all of the necessary specialist qualifications, such as mechatronics, mechanics, and electrical engineering, as well as the relevant skills in building vehicle prototypes, such as qualifications in the use of high-voltage systems, certificates for the handling of explosive materials, and much more besides. And if solutions are required for more specific issues, we can flexibly access the development expertise of the entire Bertrandt Group.

Customer-focused, transparent cooperation

In our cooperation with our customers, we attach great importance to providing the optimum individual solutions, process transparency, and services for their vehicle prototypes, concept cars, pre-series vehicles, and endurance test vehicles. If required, we work with our customers’ own systems, but in addition to the standard programs, we also use our own tools to digitally represent the process, such as our workshop ordering system.  

Key points at a glance

Benefit from our expertise in the construction and conversion of complete vehicles, vehicle prototypes, concept vehicles, pre-series and endurance test vehicles throughout their entire life cycle:

  • Prototype construction and conversion for and during testing
  • Creation of sub-assembly carriers and concept vehicles
  • Crash test preparation and post-processing
  • Integration of measuring equipment
  • Updating of all hardware and software adaptations on the vehicle prototype
  • First commissioning of the vehicles and vehicle systems, including fault diagnosis 
  • Expertise and references in handling all powertrain technologies (ICE, PHEV, BEV, H2, etc.)
  • Expertise in high-voltage systems
  • Workshop support for testing in Germany and abroad
  • We have all the relevant certifications and comply with all standards, such as TISAX, DIN 9001, etc.
  • More than 180 lifting platforms
  • Running-in track for dynamic vehicle commissioning
  • Special vacuum brake filling equipment
  • Vacuum air-conditioning filling equipment
  • Cooling system filling equipment
  • Wheel alignment test stands (3D wheel alignment stands)
  • Calibration stations for driver assistance systems
  • Brake test stands
  • Light setting stations
  • Certified TÜV approval stations
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Fog systems

Comprehensive service for our customers

In addition to our range of services for the construction and conversion of complete vehicle prototypes, we can also offer our customers any related services they may require. This applies in particular to the fields of design modeling, body engineering, finishing, disassembly and disposal, and parts management/logistics.


Your Contact

Ralf Domogalla

Vice President Operations – Vehicle & Prototype Services