Identifying business potential and evaluating it with technical know-how.
From idea to functional sample: Evaluating and presenting implementation potentials.
Developing your own product portfolio and actively shaping future markets.
Track and analyze the state of the art. Identify your market position.
Ensure product safety from a functional and electrical point of view.
Understanding and successfully implementing international norms and standards.
Buzzwords such as energy transition, industry 4.0 and future mobility determine our everyday lives. You are confronted with a multitude of statements and forecasts for the future. What are the really relevant changes for your company, what can you expect, what must you expect? Where are the starting points for further developing your own product portfolio?
The focus of our services is clearly on electric mobility and future grid integration. Our extensive network, our participation in numerous working groups of leading trade associations and international committees enable us to analyze trends and classify markets. We support you with our know-how to draw the right conclusions and present them convincingly.
The first product ideas are ready, the presentation slides are promising? What about the implementation possibilities and how realistic is the whole business case? What about electrical safety, what is the patent situation and are there any homologation issues to consider? For long term strategy, you need answers.
Feasibility studies are therefore a key component of our service portfolio.
We analyze your ideas and evaluate the implementation potentials from a neutral point of view. This is by no means a static process. We enter into discussions with your experts; if required, we supplement the existing know-how with qualified partners from our own network. We analyze and optimize the ideas together as a team. On request, we can even provide functional proof of prototypes and small series. The result is convincing product designs and often also IP rights.
DUE TO A EXPERIENCED MARKET VIEW
The change to electrically driven vehicles and the integration of battery storage into smart grids will have a massive impact on both the automotive industry and the entire energy sector in the coming years.
If you don’t benefit from it today, you should definitely be there tomorrow. We advise you on setting the right priorities, adjusting your future product portfolio to the requirements of the market and developing the necessary core competencies. As an independent third party, we question assessments, analyze your product strengths and search for unique selling points jointly with you. Upon request, we will actively support you in building up new competencies, especially in the areas of power electronics, high-voltage safety and digital communication.
THE VIEW BEYOND
Before trying to reinvent the wheel, it makes sense to look around first. How exactly do you know the technical environment in which you would like to operate in the future? What solutions does the market offer, possibly also in other industrial sectors? We see benchmarking as an important step on the way to a new product. As external consultants, we approach the topics open minded and we also think outside the box. Benchmarking helps you to better classify your product ideas and to precisely adjust the yardstick for future developments. This results in completely new insights and starting points for cross-sector cooperation.
Profound knowledge of the normative requirements is indispensable for product development. However, there are still questions about legal requirements, in Europe such as the Product Safety Act and the Low Voltage Directive. Regardless of whether you have the necessary tests carried out in-house or by an external service provider: We help you to classify things correctly, to differentiate between legal requirements and the voluntary application of a standard. We provide you with concrete support in selecting the applicable standards and by documenting the test results.
If required, a specialist lawyer will assist us with the legal aspects.
We are involved in many ways in German, European and worldwide standardization, especially in the field of electric vehicle charging and high-voltage safety. As part of our consulting activities, we endeavor to inform our clients of possible solutions at an early stage.
When it comes to product ideas and questions that customers approach us with, we are often in the field of functional and electrical safety. Hardly any other keyword triggers so much uncertainty and concern among developers. Our experts will help you to present and evaluate the facts correctly. If a EU declaration of conformity is required for your product, we will support you with the necessary analysis and assessment of the risks and the documentation. We relieve your team in day-to-day business and get together with the representatives of the various specialist departments.
As a special service, we have Functional Safety engineers who are certified according to both ISO 26262 and IEC 61508. This makes it easier for us to assess issues where the automotive world meets the electrical industry.