Issue: Feb 2016


The new name for Drivetrain Testing: GIF becomes ATESTEO



Rebranding to ATESTEO emphasizes profile as an independent testing service provider

by Jon Knox

GIF GmbH is a leading service provider for drivetrain testing in the automotive industry. The company will trade under the name ATESTEO GmbH. This change of company name illustrates the strategic direction of the company. The legal entity remains unchanged and therefore all essential company details.

“We are excited about our new name, ATESTEO, which emphasizes our profile as an independent testing provider with high brand recognition. In order to fulfil our claim ‘excellence in drivetrain testing’, our team of 450 specialist employees will deliver outstanding services to the clients. We are able to satisfy our customers’ requirements flexibly and efficiently based on 30 years of experience with 120 testbeds”, says Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Krause, CEO of ATESTEO GmbH.

The independent testing service provider is well-known in the automotive industry, in particular for its testing of transmission units. New types of automatic transmissions, 4-wheel-drive concepts and hybrid cars with combustion and electric engines have created an increasing demand in drivetrain testing. ATESTEO now conducts testing under accredited conditions on 120 state-of-the-art drivetrain testbeds in Germany and China. The company with subsidiaries in Japan and the United States is the global leader in this sector. The range of services has continuously been expanded to meet customers´ demands, such as testing of brakes and exhaust systems. The testing services are complimented by transmission attribute engineering and test equipment such as torque sensors.

“Reducing CO2 emissions is a mega-trend within the automotive industry. Our company contributes by testing transmissions and hybrid drivetrains that help in reducing fuel consumption. We therefore doubled our capacities in the growing Chinese market last year. Next to customer outsourcing has been implemented in our new facility in Kassel, Germany. We will continue to invest in future growth,” Dr. Georg Bletschacher, CFO of ATESTEO GmbH, emphasizes.

Further information is available at www.atesteo.com.

About ATESTEO

ATESTEO GmbH with headquarters in Alsdorf (Germany) is leading globally as an independent provider of drivetrain testing with 450 employees and more than 120 drivetrain test benches in Germany and China. Our customers include virtually all manufacturers of cars and transmissions. The company offers quality assurance by efficient endurance testing and functional examinations of manual and automatic transmissions, differentials and hybrid powertrains.



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