Automotive Components

Modern vehicles are probably more complex than any other „consumer product“. The vehicle‘s function is determined by the interaction of many different components, all of which must work together smoothly. There are a variety of internal and external impacting factors which may have a negative influence on this interplay. If individual components fail when in use, the causes of the failure are generally also very complex. Inadequate consideration of the interactions can result in minor material or manufacturing faults causing considerable damage in one or many vehicles.

In our Automotive Business Line we have been carrying out failure and damage analysis on many different parts and components for many years.

Consequently, in addition to expertise in the areas of materials, media and parts, our employees also possess extensive knowledge about the interplay of the components in the vehicle itself and the vehicle‘s interaction with the environment.

Our range of services:

Testing and analytics services with expert opinions within the scope of R&D work, quality assurance and, especially complex failure and damage analyses for

  • Automotive manufacturers
  • Components suppliers
  • Insurance companies
  • Experts

Automotive components and materials (examples)

  • Car body parts (sheet metal, plastic parts, connection elements, windscreens, sliding roofs, bumpers, locks, automatic windows)
  • Electrical/electronic/mechatronic compo- nents
  • Throttle valves
  • Steering components
  • Oil level measurement sensors
  • Air flow sensors
  • Fuel pumps; diesel injection systems
  • Lambda sensors
  • Cooling systems
  • Airbags
  • Ignition locks
  • Ignition coils
  • Auxiliary heating systems
  • Many different types of components (PCBs, plug-and-socket connectors, cables, switches, relays, electric motors, potentio- meters, capacitors, sensors, chips…)
  • Engine components (pistons, camshafts, synchronous belts, seals)
  • Gear components (e.g. rolling bearings, gear shifts…)
  • Clutches
  • Cardan shafts
  • Diesel soot filters
  • Catalytic converters


CTS Automotive
Herr Mathias Popp
Raboisen 28
20095 Hamburg

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