FEV’s durability testing center (Dauerlaufprüfzentrum – DLP) in Sandersdorf-Brehna (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany) is one of the most modern and efficient facilities of its kind in the world. Since its opening in 2007, the facility has displayed impressive growth.
The DLP is currently in its fourth stage of expansion and with a growing demand for electrified powertrains, FEV is adding seven e-drive system test beds. This equipment will be used for vehicle drive testing, including a comprehensive testing program for validation and release for production start, and increases the total number of test benches from 41 to 48.
The test benches operate 24/7, 365 days per year, and were designed and developed by FEV’s Software and Testing Solutions division and in close collaboration with our various engineering areas.
The growth in capabilities at DLP also positively impacts employee development demands. In 2007, DLP employed nearly 80 people and today more than 200 people are employed, an increase of nearly 150 percent.
It is not surprising that the DLP is considered an important technology carrier, reinforcing the drive for innovation in the Saxony-Anhalt region. The President of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Prime Minister of the state of Saxony-Anhalt were able to see this for themselves during a personal visit early this year.