Projects for mechanical/plant engineering companies, the automotive and electrical engineering industry 

Mechanical/plant engineering

Projects related to the following products:

  • Energy technology (windmills, fuel cell technology, turbines, etc.)
  • Iron making and rolling plants (coke oven, sinter plants, pellet plants, smelters, hot/cold rolling mills, etc.)
    pdf: CO2 Reduction Potentials in the Steel Industry in India
  • Vacuum metallurgy
  • Additive manufacturing, 3D printing
  • Machine tools (laser cutting machines, punching machines, press brakes etc.)
  • Material handling
  • Environmental technology (recycling, incineration plants, air pollution control, water treatment etc.)
    pdf: Environmental Industry in Hesse – Survey

Project example

Task

Identification and evaluation of acquisition candidates in the sector iron making plants/equipment

Content of the project
  • Analysis of market volumes and trends for selected processes/equipment in the iron making process
  • Identification of the leading suppliers and their market shares in the relevant product segments
  • Evaluation of leading suppliers (product portfolio etc.)
Results
  • Longlist of potential acquisition candidates
  • Ranking of candidates, shortlist
  • Recommendations for action plan

 

Automotive

Projects related to the following products:

  • New drive train technologies (fuel cell, battery, hybrid technology)
  • Energy storage (batteries, supercapacitors)
  • Electric traction motors
  • Components (brake discs, oil pump, hydraulics, driver assistance systems, flat proof tires etc.)
  • NVH - noise vibration harshness: components and materials
  • Coatings

Project example

Task

Benchmarking of new drive train technologies (fuel cell) at OEMs and suppliers

Content of the project
  • Analysis of development status of fuel cell vehicles: Performance, used fuels, fuel storage technologies, planned market launch, available resources
  • Analysis of development status of subsystems, components and materials for fuel cells
  • Major developers and players in the value chain - chemical companies, fuel cell developers, component suppliers, OEMs
Results
  • Positioning of our customer and his developments
  • Recommendations on product developments and potential partners

 

Electrical engineering

Projects related to the following products:

  • Factory automation
  • Low-voltage switchgears
  • Superconductor
  • Thermoelectrics
  • etc.

Project example

Task

Analysis of market for thermoelectrics (cooler - Peltier, generator - Seebeck)

Content of the project
  • Applications and functions of thermoelectrics
  • Market volumes and development by regions and market segments
  • Advantages and disadvantages of thermoelectrics versus conventional technologies
  • Cost structure of thermoelectric modules and systems
  • Important players in the value chain
Results
  • Evaluation of attractive products and market segments
  • Recommendations on material/product developments and new manufacturing processes