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CTAG-IDIADA acquires a passive safety testing facility in Frankfurt

The joint venture expands its portfolio of services in Germany with the acquisition of an existing facility to strengthen its passive safety testing services
03 June 2019 - CTAG-IDIADA Safety Technology SL, the joint venture between Applus IDIADA and CTAG, has expanded its passive safety testing and engineering capabilities with the acquisition of a test complex near Frankfurt, Germany.

The complex’s main testing capabilities include:

  • Hy-Ge reverse acceleration sled for frontal, rear and side impact simulation
  • Airbag deployment testing in ambient and controlled climatic conditions
  • Out-of-position testing
  • Ejection mitigation testing according to FMVSS 226
  • Environmental simulation for airbags and seatbelts
The facility, used by Germany and international vehicle and system manufacturers, is supported by a team of more than 35 experienced professionals and has state-of-the-art testing equipment with a complete set of dummies that includes THOR and World SID.
This laboratory complements the facilities that both companies have in Spain, and re-enforces the passive safety capabilities in Germany, where IDIADA already has a pedestrian protection laboratory in Ingolstadt.
CTAG-IDIADA was founded in 2002 with the objective of providing safety testing services to the automotive industry worldwide. Since then, the joint venture has become a reference partner for restraint system testing and integration projects. CTAG-IDIADA also manages an acceleration sled facility in Vigo, Spain.
About Applus IDIADA
With over 25 years of history, Applus IDIADA is a leading engineering company providing design, testing, engineering and homologation services to the automotive industry worldwide. Applus+ IDIADA has more than 2,600 engineers specialized in vehicle development drawn from over 31 different countries. The headquarters, composed of a 360-hectare main technical centre which includes its own proving ground and a comprehensive set of laboratories, is located near Barcelona, Spain. The company also has an international network of subsidiaries and branch offices in 24 countries, ensuring its clients receive fast and customized services.
IDIADA A.T. (80% owned by Applus+ and 20% by the Generalitat of Catalonia) has since 1999 been operating under an exclusive contract at the 331-hectare technology centre near Barcelona (owned by the Generalitat of Catalonia), which includes the most comprehensive independent proving ground, testing laboratories and vehicle development centre for motor vehicles in Europe. The contract runs until 2024 and is renewable until 2049.
About CTAG
CTAG, Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia, is an organisation based in Spain dedicated to the development, research and technological innovation for automotive companies. More than 800 highly qualified professionals and state-of-the-art facilities provide first class services to automotive customers at European level. CTAG’s main activities are the development of vehicle body-in-white and interior, comprehensive industrial projects, factory 4.0 process, Electronics & ITS such as ADAS, automated driving and connectivity systems and the complete validation of vehicle components and systems.
For further information please contact:  
Communication Department IDIADA: +34 977 166 042 /
Communication Department CTAG: +34 986 900 300 /
For more information please contact Francisco Calderón Tel.:+34654642160
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