Kistler Instruments Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
KISTLER WINS MAJOR CONTRACT FOR INDIAN CRASH TEST CENTRES
Kistler Group has won a GBP 12 million contract to supply instrumentation for three new crash test facilities to be built in India. The Kistler bid won against strong global competition on both technical and cost grounds.
Rapid expansion of the Indian automobile industry in both domestic and international markets has created a need for modern crash test facilities to meet international environmental and safety standards. Building modern crash test centres in Delhi, Pune and Chennai will be the responsibility of the National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRIP), an autonomous project set up by the Indian Government within the Department of Heavy Industries. The crash test centres will be built and equipped over the next eighteen months.
"Our acquisition of MSC Automotive, Corrsys-Datron and KT Automotive last year has given Kistler the capability to bid for major international instrumentation contracts," said Kistler group CEO, Rolf Sonderegger, "We are now shaping ourselves into a systems partner of the automotive industry able to provide a single source of instrumentation solutions and services."
Kistler Instruments Limited
Established in Wintherthur (Switzerland) in 1957, Kistler is represented in over 50 countries and has subsidiaries in Germany, France, Italy, UK, Japan, USA, China, Korea and Singapore. With a staff of more than 800, the Kistler Group is one of the world's leading providers of dynamic measuring instrumentation. The Kistler Group achieved turnover of 160 million Swiss Francs in the 2005 financial year.
Kistler's core competence is the development, production and use of sensors for measuring pressure, force and acceleration. Kistler's know-how and electronic systems can be used to prepare measuring signals for use in analyzing physical processes, controlling and optimizing industrial processes, improving product quality in manufacturing and improving performance in sports and rehabilitation.
Kistler offers a comprehensive range of sensors and systems for engine development, automotive engineering, plastics and metal processing, installation technology and biomechanics.
Heavy investment in research and development, 15% of staff worldwide are engaged in research and development, has generated a number of innovations using piezoelectric, piezoresistive and capacitive techniques to provide solutions to numerous force, pressure and acceleration measuring problems. These innovations include the world's first commercial quartz sensor, two-wire constant current technology to integrate sensors with microelectronic circuitry, high-temperature pressure sensors for use up to 400 Deg C and three-component force measuring sensors.
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