THROUGHOUT THE PRODUCT DESIGN PROCESS
Contechs has the expertise to cover all aspects of a vehicle, including body, interior and exterior trim, structures, seating systems, glazing and sealing, powertrain integration and specialist top hat modules.
Having these qualities in its business DNA gives its clients confidence that it can deliver effective and efficient solutions across a wide range of vehicle engineering requirements.
Contechs will ensure not only that the design is structurally sound, but also that it meets additional requirements, such as appropriate collision performance and manufacturing feasibility. Contechs can also provide the engineering skills to develop variants from an established vehicle body design, ensuring efficiency by designing in the optimum volume of shared elements.
Examples of its capabilities in this field include a number of Ford models, including the current generation Fiesta, Transit, Transit Chassis Cab, and special vehicle projects for Jaguar Land Rover.
Bumper systems are a key area of expertise, with engineers able to effect the fast translation of design ideas into production, addressing issues such as structural and pedestrian impact performance in line with international requirements, collision insurance ratings, materials selection, fixing methods & joint conditions, fit & finish, colour matching, dimensional management & analysis and production launch support.
Its engineers are fully conversant with the product validation of suspension systems, steering, brake systems & slip control, wheels & tyres, ride & handling and controls.
PACKAGING DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
This area of work extends to designing chassis cab commercial vehicle variants and localisation programs.