Messring moves to new HQ

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German crash test specialist Messring says it has moved to its new company premises on the Air Tech Campus at the Oberpfaffenhofen Airport, in Weßling. The venue has 7,200m of office and hall space. According to the company, the highlight of the building complex is a large hall incorporating a crash test facility and two sled test facilities.

The crash test facility is fully equipped and will be used not only for pre-assembly of customer orders but also for both internal and external tests of research and development projects. In addition, Messring says there is sufficient space in the crash hall and on the open-air grounds for testing of active safety systems. The company says this is growing in importance as demand increases for validation of autonomous driving functions.

Dierk Arp, managing director of Messring, commented, “After 20 successful years with continuous growth, Messring is taking a big step in its commitment to improving traffic safety by moving into the new building. Our goal is to further revive the tradition of over 50 years of crash test innovation with the new environment and working conditions, and to carry it successfully into the future.”

In summary, the company’s new premises has the following features:

  • 100m-long track
  • 6D sled system (to be installed in 2021)
  • Acceleration sled based around the company’s Compact Impact Sled
  • Two workrooms for commissioning products
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