News by Brehmermechatronics
Visit us in October at the IZB and bauma!
You will find us at the IZB from 11 - 13 October 2022 in the Allerpark in Wolfburg, in Hall 2 at Stand 2606. At the bauma we will be exhibiting from 24 - 30 October. This will take place at the exhibition centre in Munich. You will find us in Hall A2 at stand 514. We look forward to your visit!
Ride the future – together!
On 09.06.2022, the mayor Ulrich Stücker, Prof. Dr. Florian Zwanzig (Head of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering TH Cologne, Gummersbach Campus), Prof. Dr. Klaus Herzog (Mechanical Engineering, TH Mittelhessen) and Michael Sallmann (Head of the Oberberg office of the IHK Cologne) visited us. We are pleased about the visit and the good and constructive discussions concerning the creation of new jobs in our home region. Together we are happy to tackle the challenges of the future. Ride the future - together! (see photo)
Congratulations on the final exam
Our trainee Victoria has successfully passed the written and oral final examination for industrial clerk. We congratulate her and wish her all the best for the future!
6th place for Florian Alt at Spa-Francorchamps
As reported in the April news, Florian is active in the World Endurance Championship. For the first time in over 20 years, a 24-hour race was held on the extremely demanding "hill and dale" track in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, on the first weekend in June. Florian's opponent in the IDM, Markus Reiterberger and the BMW motorbike factory team celebrated a much acclaimed victory (The press reported).
The extremely difficult race was marked by ups and downs for Florian and his team, both during the day and at night. And yet, in the end, an excellent 6th place came out of it. On 07 August in Suzuka / Japan the next round of the world championship.
Updates from Florian Alt
We failed to report on Florian Alt's race in the International German Championship (IDM) from the Lausitzring on 08 May. In the two races that were started, Florian unfortunately did not finish. In the 1st race, the engine of his BMW M1000 RR failed after a few laps. Florian was not even able to start the 2nd race2 because the electronics on his BMW refused to work.
However, the races on 20.05. in Oschersleben were all the more pleasing. In race 1, Florian won with a first-class manoeuvre on the last lap, ahead of Markus Reiterberger, who dominated the championship, and thus took his first victory this year. Florian then successfully completed Race 2 in 2nd place. The Lausitz weekend was forgotten.
The next races of the IDM Championship will take place on 26.06. in Most, Czech Republic. We are looking forward to exciting races again!
The brehmergroup welcomes little Kilian!
Our Jörn Burprich became a father last week. We wish him and his family all the best!
Today we say goodbye to two colleagues
Our Susi is going into well-deserved retirement and today, on her last day (31.05.2022), she also has a birthday. We congratulate her twice! We thank her for her great work in the assembly/production area over the past years and wish her a well-deserved retirement and a happy birthday.
We also bid farewell to our apprentice Victoria, who successfully passed her final examination for industrial clerk in writing last week. We congratulate her from the bottom of our hearts! We keep our fingers crossed for her oral exam and for the coming years as a mother. Maybe we will see each other again soon.
We would like to thank you for the tasty stand-off today in the company courtyard and keep our fingers crossed for both colleagues for the future.
Visit by the Head of Purchasing of the Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Group
The Head of Purchasing of the Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles Group has personally convinced himself of the potential of the brehmergroup in the field of mechatronics and continues to rely on the innovative strength of the Wiehl-based company. We will be a core supplier for the important products and are proud to contribute to the security of our country.
The photo (from left to right) shows: Moritz Schmidt: Technical Manager, inventor of the blackout driving light system, Julian Hampel: Key Account Manager for the Rheinmetall Group, Michael Neurath: Head of Purchasing RMMV and Thomas Brehmer: Founder of brehmermechatronics and co-inventor of the blackout driving light system.
High-profile visit follows successful relocation
After the successful relocation of our development team, the accounting department and the human resources department to the new premises in the new building in Oberwiehl, we had high-profile visitors.
We were particularly pleased to receive members of the management of the rapidly growing British motorbike manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles. The gentlemen were just as convinced of our sustainable, cross-generational strategy as they were of our new building in Nümbrecht, which combines state-of-the-art production facilities with our advanced developments in the areas of "e-mobility", "by wire technology" and "connectivity".
Tomorrow we expect another high-profile visitor, this time from the purchasing manager of Rheinmetall-Konzern.
COPAT is new partner for Italy
We are looking forward to another partnership! Our friend and representative for the Italian market, Mr. Massimo Gillio, has managed to find a suitable company, COPCOPAT - Automotive Electric Professional Service, which is now actively selling our products. On the occasion of the Autopromotec trade fair in Bologna, we were able to talk for the first time and plan our future together. This is an important impulse for our trade business and hopefully more partnerships in other countries will follow soon.
New building in Elsenroth takes shape
We are very much involved in the realisation of our strategic planning, our projects as well as the acquisition of new customers, insofar the "sparse" information about the progress of the new building can be explained.
We are pleased to report that the new building project in Elsenroth, under the direction of architect Mark Heimann, is fully on schedule, although there are always difficulties with the availability of materials.
The shell of the building is almost complete and the interior work has begun. The topping-out ceremony is celebrated with all employees in August. The final move will take place in autumn. The Brächen, Marienhagen and Immen locations will then be closed. We are all looking forward to bright, sustainable and modern workplaces!
Race ends for Florian Alt after 18 hours
The 24 Hours of Le Mans ends early for Florian Alt and his teammates Erwan Nigon and Steven Odendaal du to a broken connecting rod. Read the entire article under this link
Numerous donations for Ukraine
We would like to thank the Brehmer employees for the numerous donations! As promised, Moritz Schmidt and Robin Brehmer doubled the collected amount of 725 euros and transferred the total of 1,450 euros to the Weitblick im Oberbergischen Kreis e.V.“ .
We welcome a new colleague
Matthias Bestgen has joined us with immediate effect as an order development clerk. We extend a warm welcome to him!
We welcome a new Bachelor student
Dennis Diel joined our electronics development team as a bachelor student on 01.04.2022. Welcome to the team!
We welcome a new Master's student
Anni Weng joined our team as a Master's student on 01.04.2022. A warm welcome!
Our product in the new BMW M Performance video
The video shows our latest product (Door pin), which we sell to BMW M Performance GmbH. Our design manager Eckhard Hauer supervised the project and successfully brought it to the finish line. We are proud and happy that we can already work on the next projects for BMW.
Graduation with top grade
Congratulations to Torben Xanke who graduated with the highest grade 1.0! We are happy to keep Torben in our team. We look forward to continuing to work with him!
In a few days, we will be moving into the entire 2nd floor of the new building opposite. Co-partner Moritz Schmidt and IT manager Alexander Schröder spoke to Oberberg-aktuell about this.
Excerpt: "The offices will house the development centre and the administration. The move is scheduled to take place in mid-March. The rooms opposite will be given up, and production, the laboratory and the warehouse will be moved to the new location in Nümbrecht-Elsenroth. Construction there will be completed in the second half of the year. However, with the relocation of the offices to Oberwiehler Straße, the headquarters of the specialist for mechatronics development will remain in Wiehl. The company is growing: in 2012, there were twelve employees, and now there are more than 70, says Schmidt. (Photo: Oberberg aktuell)
On the other floors there is a medical care centre (basement), a familiy doctor (ground floor), a fabric shop (ground floor), a senior citizens' flat (1st floor) and three spacious flats (3rd floor).
Alex Schröder has been with brehmermechatronics for 15 years
Today, following our staff meeting, we had the pleasure of presenting our IT manager Alexander Schröder with a gift. Alex has now been with us for 15 years and is one of the first employees. We are very proud and look forward to the next 15 years with him!
We welcome two new colleagues
We are also pleased that Philipp Höck (photo left) has joined us as a bachelor student for mechanical engineering, specialising in design technology. Philipp is studying at RWTH Aachen University and is working with us on the development of mechatronic control elements - we also wish Philipp all the best and welcome him to the team!
We are also getting support from Matthias Bergen (photo right). Matthias will actively support the purchasing department. We are happy to have him at our side and wish him all the best and success for the future.
Christopher Koch has passed his bachelor thesis with 1.3 (A)
We are pleased today that Christopher (Chris) Koch has passed his bachelor's thesis with a grade of 1.3! Chris has been with brehmermechatronics since 2014. He proved himself as a skilled worker in the electronics development department and began studying electrical engineering in 2017, specialising in electronics. During his studies, Chris was always able to gain experience with us as a working student. The topic of his thesis was 'hands on detection', which means the presence detection of the hands on a motorbike handle or the joystick to control a working machine. Now Chris, as a bachelor of electronics, can put his accumulated knowledge directly into practice. Well-known motorbike manufacturers now want to put 'Chris know-how' to use in their motorbikes. We are pleased that Chris is staying with us and that his knowledge is helping to secure jobs at brehmermechatronics. We wish Chris all the best! (Photo: Second examiner Dipl.-Ing. Dennis Blättermann (left), Christoper Koch (centre) and Prof. Dr. Ing. Christian Wolf (right) of TH Köln)
Florian Alt: Season 2022 starts with successful tests
Florian Alt and the Wilbers-BMW-Racing Team set off for Spain in January 2022 to further develop and fine-tune a new R46RR racing fork developed by Wilbers for the IDM, EWC and World SBK. First destination was Almeria, from there they went to Cartagena and back to Almeria to fine-tune the setting again. With best results, they then went on to their winter quarters in Valencia. On the fast track of Valencia it quickly became obvious that the whole Wilbers team together with Gilles and ZF did a really good job.?? After three weeks of testing, the team will go back to Aragon and Valencia in March to check everything again at higher temperatures.
We welcome a new colleague
Henrik Köstering is now employed with us as a working student in economics and is aiming for a Master's degree. Henrik wanted to gain practical experience at an innovative company from the region parallel to his studies. We are pleased that Henrik has chosen us and welcome him warmly.
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Growth strategy: Mr. Craig Workman
We are pleased to inform you that we are continuing our growth course with the appointment of Mr. Craig Workman as "Business Development Director" since 01.01.2022. Mr. Craig Workman, due to his many years of successful work in the industry, has the task of ensuring the sustainable development of the worldwide customer base of the brehmergroup (brehmermechatronics, brehmerinnovations & brehmerclassics), as well as KAT (KAT Mekatronik Ürünleri A.S.).
Our core competence is the physical integration of highly complex electronics in mechatronic modules for harsh environments. In the future, we will focus even more on manufacturers in the special vehicle industry, motorbike manufacturers, manufacturers of vehicles for security and defence.
In this context, we are entrusting Mr. Craig Workman with the development of an international sales network, with the aim of finding cooperation partners and distributors in the target markets.
We would be very pleased, although the "Corona crisis" continues to demand the attention of all of us, if you would give Mr Craig Workman and his team the confidence to solve your mechatronic tasks.
We congratulate Vladislav Jakobi on his master's degree
Today, our employee Vladislav Jakobi passed his master's degree with the best grade 1.0. We congratulate him on this outstanding achievement and wish him all the best for his professional future! On the picture you can see in the enlargement (from left to right) Prof. Dr. Tobias Krawutschke, Vladislav Jakobi and Gideon Glenn.
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Trainer aptitude test passed
Our chief designer Eckhard Hauer has successfully passed his trainer aptitude test. We are proud and congratulate him on this success!
We welcome two new colleagues
Viktor Grauberger (photo left) joined our team as project manager on 01.11.2021 and Peter Meinerzhagen (photo right) joined our production preparation team as electronics technician on 08.11.2021. Welcome to the team!
Our new building in the "Gewerbepark Elsenroth" is making progress
We have put together a few impressions.
News about our sponsorships in Bangladesh
Our sponsored child Matio (photo on the left) is now 18 years old and the support through our sponsorship has enabled her to grow up healthy and self-confident. We are very happy about that! But of course we are also sad that the project in her village Bhaluka is now finished and we have to say goodbye. Now we would like to support little Imran (photo right) from Thakuragon (Bangladesh). He is 7 years old, has two sisters and likes to play football. The small income of his family is often not even enough to provide him with the most basic necessities. We hope that our support will also help him to grow up healthily. And of course we wish Matio all the best for the rest of her life!
We welcome two Bachelor students
Torben Xanke (photo left) has been working in our environmental simulation laboratory since 01.10.2021 and Kilian Mirbach (photo right), also since 01.10.2021, in our development department. Welcome to the team!
Wilbers-BMW-Racing: Alt is the winner in the thriller for the runner-up title
The finale of the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM) at the Hockenheimring was not for the faint of heart. Florian Alt gave the Wilbers-BMW team the runner-up title in the premier class at the end of the season. A single point played the main role in the end. After the messed-up start to the season in Oschersleben and Alt's absence in Most due to a World Endurance Championship commitment, nobody would have dreamed that he would even end up fighting for the runner-up title in the IDM Superbike 1000. But the races at the Red Bull Ring had changed everything. After his double victory in Styria, Alt had moved up from tenth to third place in the standings within a few hours - and suddenly had a realistic chance ...
"Flo" made the secret hopes come true, but provided a huge thrill beforehand. On the BMW M 1000 RR, he first burned the fastest lap into the asphalt in qualifying. That meant pole position for the 25-year-old from Engelskirchen. He also came back from the first race lap in the lead, before the race had to be stopped due to a mass crash caused by a trace of oil.
The finale of the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM) at the Hockenheimring was not for the faint of heart. Florian Alt gave the Wilbers-BMW team the runner-up title in the premier class at the end of the season. A single point played the main role in the end.
After the messed-up start to the season in Oschersleben and Alt's absence in Most due to a World Endurance Championship commitment, nobody would have dreamed that he would even end up fighting for the runner-up title in the IDM Superbike 1000. But the races at the Red Bull Ring had changed everything. After his double victory in Styria, Alt had moved up from tenth to third place in the standings within a few hours - and suddenly had a realistic chance of actually finishing runner-up in the IDM Superbike 1000 at the Hockenheim finale.
"Flo" made the secret hopes come true, but provided a huge thrill beforehand. On the BMW M 1000 RR, he first burned the fastest lap into the asphalt in qualifying. That meant pole position for the 25-year-old from Engelskirchen. He also came back from the first race lap in the lead, before the race had to be stopped due to a mass crash caused by a trace of oil.
After the track was cleaned and the race restarted, the field took a more cautious approach, if only because of the binder on the track. Only Ilya Mikhalchik, who was confirmed as the champion, sprinted across the spot completely painlessly before crashing on the next lap, Alt just managing to avoid him and fortunately only touching the Ukrainian's bike. Alt himself later successfully averted a highsider. He remained on his bike, was classified as second in the race and was once again a step closer to the runner-up title.
In the second heat, the decision had to be made. Three men were in contention for the runner-up title: Florian Alt, Luca Grünwald and Vladimir Leonov. It was a very tight affair. In the second race, Alt had to start from the eighth position on the third row of the grid in accordance with the rules of the reverse grid. This was not as fast as last time at the Red Bull Ring. In the Wilbers box the emotions went crazy. When Leonov drove at the top, he already looked like the safe runner-up. Only seconds later, however, it could have been Grünwald. Alt had to slog and told afterwards: "I wasn't sure what was going on. I just knew that I had to finish fourth." And Alt really managed it, "but I would have liked not to make it so exciting." A single point ultimately decided victory and defeat. The BMW rider from North Rhine-Westphalia goes down in history as IDM Superbike 1000 runner-up with 145 championship points ahead of brand colleague Luca Grünwald (144 points).
All's well that ends well. The world around team boss Benny Wilbers is in order. There were celebrations and team junior Marco Fetz was also there. The 21-year-old had broken his thigh in Assen, but didn't want to miss the Hockenheim finale despite using a walking aid. Being there is everything and it really paid off. Fetz took his place as co-commentator next to the track announcer.
New climate test chamber expands capacities of our environmental simulation laboratory
We - in particular our laboratory manager Sebastian Sohn and his team - are pleased to expand our capacities in the field of environmental simulation with a high-quality, new climate chamber. It has a test chamber capacity of 190 litres, a rate of change of 7.5/8.0 K/min and a temperature range from -70 to +180°C. A special feature are two feed-throughs with glove inserts in the door. This allows functional tests of operating elements to be carried out under temperature. We are now looking forward to customer enquiries in order to be able to offer an even better service.
Our buttons are also used here
The brehmermechatronics buttons are also used in the Norddeich seal station.
Job advertisement software developer (m / f / d)
Apply now! You can find the exact job advertisement in this Pdf.
New video about the uFrame
In our new video, Moritz Schmidt explains the many advantages of the uFrame developed by bremermechatronics. Customized solutions - made in Obergberg! Mobile devices are increasingly being used to control machines. However, conventional consumer devices do not meet the necessary safety requirements. The uFrame enables functionally safe and wireless control of movements and functions in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13849. We are proud of our team and look forward to your enquiries!
Works meeting in September
In woderful late summer weather, our works meeting was held as planned and almost all employees were informed about the news of the company's development. Topics were the extreme difficulties of material supply and component shortages, the progress of new buldings and the current Corona situation.
We are looking for commercial employees!
You can find all information about the job advertisement here.
Status of the new building plans
The construction progress of the new building in Oberwiehl is on schedule. At the moment, heating pipes and electrics are being laid. Completion of the building is planned for April 2022. Afterwards, our "Development" and "Project Management" departments can move to the 2nd floor.
Due to weather conditions, we were only able to set up the construction site in Elsenroth and start excavating last week. Therefore, we are more than a month behind our actual schedule. Civil engineering contractor Vitali Wolf from Oberwiehl excavated, laid drainage, gravelled and compacted with heavy equipment within one and a half weeks. This week, the foundations are to be grouted, followed by the floor slab. The erection of the steel hall will begin at the end of September. Construction of the office wing will then begin in spring 2022. If everything goes according to schedule, we can move in in the 4th quarter of next year. The warehouses in Marienhagen and Brächen as well as the assembly in Immen will then be closed and moved to Elsenroth.
Double win for Florian Alt
Florian Alt celebrates double victory at the Red Bull Ring. We congratulate him!
We welcome a new colleague
Alexander Usik will start as a temporary worker in August and will begin his apprenticeship as a product designer next year! We warmly welcome him to our team!
Donation to those affected by the flood disaster
Our colleagues have decided to help the people in the flooded areas with a donation. In our donation box, a total of 1,300 euros have been collected, which we will now transfer to the "Deutschland hilft" campaign.
We welcome another apprentice who is starting his training as a warehouse logistics specialist. Welcome, Bjarne Heinz!
Enhancement to our team
Alina Stahl joins our "Quality Assurance" department with immediate effect. Welcome to the team!
brehmermechatronics supports the THM Motorsport team at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen. We wish you a lot of success!
brehmermechatronics is sponsoring Florian Alt
We are now sponsoring Florian Alt. The 25-year-old motorcycle racer has already taken 1st place in the RedBull MotoGP Rookies Cup, 1st place in the IDM 125 and 1st place in the EWC Stock Team World Championship as well as two times 2nd place in the IDM Superbike.
Congratulations to Philipp Capito
As of today, Philipp is a certified technician for mechanical and plant engineering. Philipp completed this demanding training in evening classes. The large photo shows Philipp (on the left) and our Head of Development Moritz Schmidt. We look forward to the fact that Philipp can now incorporate his expanded knowledge into our projects. Congratulations from the whole team, Philipp!
We are looking for a project manager (m / f / d)
Further information can be found on our Careers-Page.
Belated congratulations to Valentin Hellhorn
At this point we would like to catch up saying that little Nicole was born in the Hellhorn family on December 19, 2020. Unfortunately we fogot to report on it – once again all the best to the Hellhorn family!
We congratulate Vladi Jakobi
Our photo shows the proud father Vladi Jakobi. He is very happy about 'Amalia' who was born on June 3rd, 2021. The birth was very difficult - but mother and daughter and, as you can see, the proud father, are all doing well.
Congratulations on Igor Gornis Master thesis!
Igor Gorni completed his master's thesis with flying colors. We wish him all the best for his next challenges.
We welcome another colleague
Jörn Burprich will take care of the order processing from now on. Welcome!
A good trip at all times!
brehmermechatronics developed a product for electromobility five years ago and successfully put it into series production (please see the news entry from Nov. 2016 on the 1st Tech Day). Now we are happy with our colleague Alexander Schröder, who is now actively contributing to environmental protection and will drive with electric drive. He also plans to install a photovoltaic system at home. Then he will be able to charge his car optimally. We wish Alex a good trip at all times!
We welcome a new employee
Bachelor student Tom Althöfer has been part of our team since May. We warmly welcome him!
Congratulations to Gurpreet Singh!
We congratulate Gurpreet Singh, who passed his bachelor thesis with top grades (writing 1.5 und colloquium 1.7). The topic was "The optimization of quality processes according to IATF16949".
Our Newsletter 2021 is online!
We have summarized the past year with a selection of developed products from all of our business areas. This information can be found in our Newsletter as well as a review of 2020 and an outlook for 2021. Thanks to the trust of our customers, we will continue our growth path in 2021. We look forward to future challenges and are proud to be able to contribute to the success of our customers.
We are looking for a vehicle mechatronics technician (m / f / d)
Enhancement to our Classic department
Florian Schmid supports our team as a project engineer. Welcome!
Congratulations to Reinhold Claas
The CLAAS Group shareholder, well-known in the agricultural engineering and mechanical engineering industries, celebrated his 90th birthday on March 26th. We join in the congratulations and are pleased that we are a supplier to the CLAAS Group.
We are hiring
We are now looking for an employee for office management (m / f / d). You can find more information on our careers page.
Job advertisement electronic technician online
We say no to racism!
The International Weeks for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination are action weeks of solidarity with the opponents and victims of racism, which take place every year around March 21st, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. We at brehmermechatronics say "NO" to racism! The "service point for anti-discrimination work" has worked with the Caritasverband Oberberg e. V. and the Kreissportbund Oberberg e. V. initiated a cooperation and called for a pandemic-compliant Charity Walk. We would like to send a clear message with our participation and a donation. Oberberg moves together for a diverse society and a peaceful, appreciative togetherness.
New Master's student
We are pleased that Andreas Dohr is writing his master's thesis at brehmermechatronics. Welcome to our team!
We offer apprenticeships
For August 2021 we are offering apprenticeships for an IT Specialist (m / f / d) specializing in digital networking, a Technical Product Designer (m / f / d) and a Specialist in WarehouseLogistics (m / f / d). Further information can be foundon our Careers-Page or the links shown.
We are hiring
We are currently looking for an Electronics Specialist (m / f / d) and an Electronics development engineer (m / f / d). You can find the exact job description on our careers page.
BMW M 635 CSI - development of ABS sensors
More than 2 years ago, we realised that the ABS sensors on our test vehicle were no longer working properly. Our project manager Mr. Thore Simon analyzed the safety-critical components with the support of our laboratory manager Mr. Sebastian Sohn. It became apparent that the reverse engineering would be a major mechatronic challenge. The extreme environmental conditions of heat, thermal shock, vibrations, salt water, etc. had to be specified precisely, simulated and tested on the initial samples and in the vehicle. Tegetech Power supported us during the test. Mr. Wolfgang Tegethoff (company founder and owner) has an incredible knowledge of all BMW M models. Customers from all over Europe can confirm this. During the test phase, we could count on his extremely competent and reliable support. We can recommend Mr. Tegethoff and his staff to all BMW M enthusiasts.
New convertible top by RM-Verdeckservice
After we successfully developed the electric drives for the BMW E 30 and E 36, our BMW E 30, 3.20 should get a new convertible top. The old one was damaged and optically did not match the beautiful car. Our expert Markus Heitmann found RM-Verdeckservice (rm-verdeckservice.de) on the Internet and in relevant forums. Mr. Reiner Weingärtner and partner Maximilian Senke professionally assembled the new top with absolute meticulousness and the highest level of competence. After the two of them gave a lot of valuable advice on care and maintenance, we had a delicious espresso. They offered top and service for an absolutely fair price. We can absolutely recommend RM (Reiner & Maximilian).
Support for our project management department
Julian Hampel completed his bachelor thesis in our company with top grades and will now support our "Project Management" department. We are very pleased to be able to hire Mr. Hampel despite the currently prevailing corona pandemic and the associated economic uncertainty. We wish him all the best in his new position and welcome him to the team!
Our management system has been registered by Intertek as conforming to the requirements of IATF 16949:2016. Download certificate
We welcome two new employees in February
Elisabeth Blum (photo on the left) supports our purchasing department from February 1st, 2021 and Nadine Nusch (photo on the right) supports the accounting department since February 1st, 2021. Welcome to the team!
Top grades for Samet Özbolat
Mr. Samet Özbolat completed his bachelor thesis with the best grade of 1.3. We warmly congratulate him! Due to the corona pandemic, the colloquium was held online via Teams.
We are looking for student employees (m / f / d) in the field of construction, electronics or computer science
Further information can be found on this page.
Support for our development department
Mr. Brian Schmidt completed his bachelor thesis with a top grade of 1.3 in our company and will now support our electronics development. Due to the current corona pandemic, the colloquium had to take place online via ZOOM for the first time. We are very pleased to be able to hire Mr. Brian Schmidt, despite the currently prevailing corona pandemic and the associated economic uncertainty. We wish him all the best in his new position and welcome him to the team.
Last delivery date in 2020: 18.12.2020.
First delivery date in 2021: 04.01.2021.
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We are among the TOP 500 Focus growth champions and reached 14th place in the "Automobile Manufacturers, Suppliers and Trade" category!
brehmermechatronics still is one of the most important medium-sized companies in Germany
brehmermechatronics is the second highest new entry in the DDW middle class ranking and immediately is on place 953. In 2017 we were already placed in the DDW ranking of the "10,000 most important medium-sized companies in Germany". We are pleased that we are appearing again on the second version of this list of "3,000 German companies in trend and future markets". Among other things, our university and research partnerships, our ISO certifications and the high proportion of research and development (30 percent ) lead to a high score.
First step towards internationalization
Foundation of the first foreign branch in Nijmegen (NL) and new foundation of brehmerinnovations B.V.
Cooperation with and development support from Dariusz Pioro Digital Engineering Ltd
We are very pleased that a former JCB colleague has seized his chance and is now appearing on the market with his company "Dariusz Pioro Digital Engineering" as an independent development service provider. We look forward to further cooperation and wish him every success. More information is available at www.pioroengineering.com
Claas Torion with brehmermechatronics control unit in the new edition of Traction
The magazine "Traction – Das Landtechnikmagazin für Profis" reports in its latest issue 05/2020 on the Claas Torion 1812. Among other things, our highly developed and functionally safe 4-button CAN module is installed in this vehicle. You can read the article at this Link.
Galina Löwen is going into well-deserved retirement
Our well-respected and always in a good mood Galina is now going into well-deserved retirement. Galina has always reliably ensured that our products have been properly and professionally assembled and tested. Today she made all her colleagues happy with her homemade delicious pastries. The brehmermechatronics team bought a nice gift which production manager Boris Weitzel and managing director Dennis Blättermann gave her with a bouquet of flowers. All colleagues wish Galina and her family all the best!
Congratulations on the 10th anniversary
Today we congratulate Ronald Sönnewald on the 10th anniversary at brehmermechatronics. Thank you Ronald for 10 years of loyalty!
On course for growth with Modico-Systems
We look forward to continuing our course for growth through our cooperation with Modico-Systems. We have been on friendly terms with the company for decades.
Since the products and services of both companies complement each other perfectly, we would like to work together in our sales in the future. By establishing a sales alliance, we not only increase our efficiency, but can also sustainably increase customer support, our service and our presence at our customers' sites. In the future, we will focus on manufacturers in the special vehicle industry such as construction machinery, agricultural machinery and industrial truck manufacturers, as well as their system suppliers, such as cabin manufacturers.
Igor Gorni starts as a master's student at brehmermechatronics
On September 1st, 2020 Mr. Igor Gorni will start as a master's student in our development department. Igor Gorni is currently studying mechanical engineering in the master’s course at the TH Cologne and will be writing his master’s thesis with us on an HMI control system for motorcycles with a focus on "product development". We warmly welcome him!
Welcome to the team!
We warmly welcome Mr. Udo Riedlinger to our team. Mr. Riedlinger has many years of experience as a resident engineer for Ford and will support us with our new project in this regard. Since Mr. Riedlinger has also worked and developed in the area of construction for many years, we are pleased that we can benefit from his experience here, too. Mr. Riedlinger will also take over construction tasks for us.
Our product is now presented by Meiller in a video
Our team continues to grow!
Mr. Julian Hampel will start his bachelor thesis at brehmermechatronics in the area of Mechatronics / Project Management from July 1st, 2020. The same day, Mr. Gideon Glenn joins us as software developer. And Mr. Gurpreet Singh will start working in the area of quality management from July 1st, 2020. Welcome to the brehmermechatronics-team!
We welcome Mrs. Dagmar Menz in the area of production / assembly. Mr. Boris Weitzel will be responsible for our production from July 1st, 2020. We are happy to welcome them to our team.
The entire team is back in action!
Ours team is happy about the termination of the short-time work due to Covid-19. From March 23 to June 30, 2020 we could not be there for you. Now we are back in action with a full lineup! We will report about our new hires soon. The photos show Dennis Blättermann informing our team. Afterwards we celebrated the end of short-time work with a "currywurst" and some drinks.
We welcome two new colleagues
We welcome two new colleagues in the warehouse / incoming goods area: Waldemar Konrad is the successor to our Oliver Ahlf. Daniel Kehl will temporarily help in the warehouse from 01.07. He will begin his apprenticeship as a warehouse logistics specialist on 01.08.2020. Welcome to our team!
New employee for our environmental simulations laboratory
Gerd van Elten has completed his bachelor's thesis with top grade in our company and will now support our environmental simulations laboratory as a test engineer. We are very happy to be able to hire Mr. van Elten despite the currently prevailing corona pandemic and the associated economic uncertainty. We wish him all the best in his new position and warmly welcome him to our team.
Expansion of our capacities in 3D printing
To speed up our design processes and to be able to bring our designs into the test phase more quickly, we have invested in another SLA printer.
In-house developed electro-pneumatic test bench
In coordination with our laboratory manager Sebastian Sohn, Brian Schmidt designed and completed an electro-pneumatic test bench. Detailed information can be found on our laboratory page.
We welcome a new working student
We welcome Samet Özbolat as a working student in our construction / development department.
Good contacts and difficult weather conditions
Jerez de la Frontera in difficult weather conditions. Unfortunately, the replacement bike S 1000 RR was irreparably damaged in the event of a supposed slide on rainy slopes. Fortunately nobody was hurt. After everyone involved coped with the shock, important new contacts with the stars of the motorcycle Grand Prix scene were made and plans for the 2020 season could be tackled – thanks to the good relations of our partner www.bike-promotion.com. Here, the potential of the "Classic Endurance" seems to be a suitable platform for brehmermechatronic to highlight the capacity in the field of "reverse engineering." We thank Thomas Thieme and his team.
The SPS has been a great success!
Together with R3 Communications brehmermechatronics presented the project SDeFS with a demonstrator at the SPS 2019 in Nuremberg. Taking part in this trade fair has been a great success for our company this year and we are very pleased having received excellent response from our customers and business partners, i.e. from you! For more information on the project, please download the special newsletter from our download area. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
The trade press again reports on the uFrame
On all-electronics.de you will find another interesting article about the uFrame.
Donation to World Vision
As part of the "The Good Gift" campaign, we are donating to World Vision this year. We want to help a small farmer family in Cambodia by donating a rooster and two hens to set up a chicken farm. By donating a sheep we want to support a family in the Mongolia and a goat will be donated to people in countries with few resources such as Malawi or Chad.
Präsentation of the 4-button CAN module at the Agritechnica in Hannover
Together with the company Claas, we are pleased to introduce our new, functionally safe 4-button CAN module in the new Torion at the Agritechnica, from the 10th to the 16th of November 2019 in Hanover.
Focus Growth Champion 2020
brehmermechatronics is one of the top 15 fastest growing companies in the automotive supplier sector. The article on this can be found in the current edition of "Focus Business".
TECH-DAY at Busworld 2019
It was a successful event for us, with an international audience and many positive conversations. By presenting our company and our numerous products, we were able to gain new customers and look forward to new projects and challenges. The consistently positive feedback made us very happy.
We welcome new employees!
(from left to right) Steffen Peters has been working in sales / project management since 2. September 2019. Florian Veneman has been strengthening purchasing since October 1, 2019. And Brian Schmidt is a student of engineering in the Development / Laboratory from October 21, 2019 until March 15, 2020. Welcome to our Team!
Development partner of ifm electronic GmbH
brehmermechatronics is a development partner of ifm electronic GmbH. The ifm already presents the "Multicolour Touch Sensor with IO-Link" developed by us under the following link on its website. The sensor is also presented on the exhibitor page of the sps.
Special newsletter uFrame now ready for download!
Detaillierte information about our uFrame can be found in a special newsletter, which you can download here.
Trade magazines report on uFrame
New press articles of the magazine "Elektrotechnik Automatisierung" and "Hannovermesse" online! Detailed information can be found here.
Bachelor thesis with a grade of 1.5
Uwe Haller graduated his bachelor thesis with 1.5 and will support our development department from 01.09.2019. Congratulations! We wish him success and welcome him to the team!
F. X. MEILLER rates brehmermechatronics with top grade A
Within the scope of a supplier evaluation, our client F.X. MEILLER rated us with top grade „A“. F.X. MEILLER always stands for first-class products and excellent service. In addition to technical competence, F.X. MEILLER therefore demands its suppliers the highest level of performance in terms of quality, deadlines and adherence to quantity stipulations. We are very happy and proud of this rating and thank our customer for the trust placed in us.
Large Order for our still-young Classic division
brehmermechatronics recently got a large order for the still-young "Classic" division. The task here is to reproduce a convertible top flap drive and a convertible top drive for the models BMW E30 and E36 by "reverse engineering". We look forward to the new challenges and are happy that our employees approach the new tasks positively. The project will be accomplished by Markus Heitmann and Julian Hupp and will be managed by Robin Brehmer.
Surveillance audit according to DIN ISO 17025 passed successfully
While restructuring our QM system and the optimizing our processes in preparation for the IATF16949, the processes in our environmental simulation laboratory have also been improved. Conformity according to DIN ISO 17025 has now been officially confirmed by the DAkkS. Thanks a lot to our team for the successful implementation and commitment.
New customer / new product for agricultural machineries
We are happy to equip a new customer with our innovative products. A limit switch, developed by brehmermechatronics, will now be used in the next generation of "Same Deutz Fahr" (SDF). New legal requirements oblige vehicle manufacturers to monitor more and more functions in the vehicle. In the future, this will increasingly affect the functionality of switches, for example for the brake or the brake pedal. Our limit switch is detected by the integrated circuit of the control unit. So the vehicle can switch to the safe mode in case of a cable break.
We welcome a new employee
Since July 1st Claudia Roth supports our team in production / assembly. Welcome to our team!
M22 at Universal Robots
The company Universal Robots uses our capacitive switch M22. Please click on the thumbnail.
New vacancies online!
We are looking for a project manager (m / w / d) with CAD experience, a project manager / industrial clerk (m / w / d) with strong technical affinity, an industrial clerk (m / w / d) and a wholesale trader (m / w / d). For detailed information, see Karriere.
Download the new laboratory brochure now!
Our new brochure on the »Accredited Environmental Simulation Laboratory« is now available for download under this link. Here you will find detailed information about our testing methods.
World Congress on Human-Machine Interaction: We were there!
On May 21st and 22nd 2019, the 4th World Congress on Human-Machine Interaction organized by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research took place at the World Conference Center in Bonn. For us, these were two inspiring, interactive and eventful congress days with lots of information and impulses. It has been a pleasure for us having participated!
Newsletter is available for download
You can read about our latest projects in the areas of "Development" and "Research" in our compact newsletter, which can be download here.
We welcome three new employees
Claudia Heinz starts working in the accountants' department / controlling. Victoria Karpenko currently is a temporary worker and will start her apprenticeship as an industrial clerk on August 1st. Nadja Djemil will support our electronics development department. She specializes in the area of "Electronic Hardware Development" in her bachelor thesis.
Thesis grade 1.3
Nadia Djemil has completed her bachelor thesis with a grade of 1.3. She will support our electronics department from 01.06.2019. We are very happy to welcome her to our team!
New press article in
An article about brehmermechatronics has just been published in the journal "PS - Das Magazin für sportliche Motorradfahrer" (issue 06/2019). It deals with the test of the touchless spring travel sensor on a BMW S 1000 RR. To enlarge, please click on the thumbnail. The article is okny available in German.
Congratulations to the master degree!
Our colleague Deniz Bestas successfully passed his master's thesis. We are very happy and congratulate him! The master thesis deals with the topic "Development of an HMI interface for the vehicle interior based on piezoceramic elements with sensor and actuator function" and was supervised by Prof. Dr. Ulf Müller and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Petuelli at the TH Cologne.
Certification according to ISO 9001:2015
In April 2019 a transfer monitoring audit according to ISO 9001:2015 was conducted. We are pleased that it was successfully completed without any deviations!! Please click on the preview picture to view the certificate.
brehmermechatronics at bauma
The trade fair "bauma" is the world's most important trade fair for the construction machinery and mining equipment industry and the largest in the world in terms of area. The brehmermechatronics team has developed numerous products that are used in this industry. We are very proud of our success and look forward to the next challenges. By clicking on the picture you can have a look at our products.
In 2019, we will continue to expand our competencies and capacities in the area of environmental simulation
In 2018 the state-of-the-art system "fully automatic vibration test bench with overlayable climatic testing system" was successfully put into operation. We are now pleased to announce that the team around Sebsation Sohn also has state-of-the-art testing technology in the "high-current and high-voltage range". Now tests for components and modules for electric and hybrid vehicles can be qualified according to the latest test standards. All data is logged and evaluated fully automatically. The documentation is bilingual on request. As always, Maik Colberg is looking forward to your inquiries via our contact form or by phone +49 2262 72717 146.
uFrame – Universal functional safety remote access machine for electronic devices
The use of smart devices for the planning and control of systems in the commercial vehicle, construction machinery and automation industries is expanding rapidly. Currently, special industrial tablets are used for this purpose, as only these can be integrated into the safety concept of the machine in order to comply with the requirements of the DIN EN ISO 13849 standard.
Conventional consumer smart devices, with which the user would be more familiar, do not fulfill these requirements. brehmermechatronics is therefore currently developing an extension for consumer smart devices in the "SDeFS" project, which supplements the important safety functions for controlling machines. For details, see Industry 4.0 and our SDeFS Video.
First customer for our beacon light
We are happy about the first sale of our beacon light. The company RCN Medizin- und Rehatechnik has installed the beacon light on one of their commercial vehicles. The technical details can be found in the data sheet. If you are interested in rotating beacons for your applications, please contact us. We would be happy to show you the possibilities.
Expansion of the management
Effective immediately, the management will be expanded to include Messrs. Robin Brehmer and Moritz Schmidt. Robin Brehmer is responsible for the area of Classic and Commerce and Moritz Schmidt for the development. With this decision we want to ensure that we achieve the company's ambitious goals in an increasingly complex and demanding market environment. Both colleagues have a broad spectrum of well-founded experience around the brehmermechatronics portfolio. Mr. Dennis Blättermann will continue to manage the company strategically and operationally as Managing Director.
We are happy to welcome our new employee!
Mr. Markus Heitmann has been strengthening our 'Classic' division since 01 February 2019. In this young, fast-growing sector, Mr. Heitmann can bring in his well-founded experience in automotive mechatronics very well. We are convinced that he will make an important contribution to the continuous growth. He reports directly to the head of this division, Mr Robin Brehmer.
Victoria Karpenko will start her apprenticeship as an industrial clerk from 01.08.2019. We are looking forward to welcome her in our team!
Congratulations to the bachelor thesis!
Congratulations to Sebastian Bünder who passed the bachelor thesis with a grade of 1.5! After completing his bachelor thesis successfully at brehmermechatronics, he will start working as a project manager in the "Classic Team" on 01.02.2019. We wish him a good start, good luck and a warm welcome to the team!
Sensotek exhibits brehmermechatronics product at the BAU 2019
The "BAU 2019" in Munich again shows innovations, new products and procedures for sectors and companies in which non-contact sensor technology is used and applied. This year Sensotek presents a product which is developed by brehmermechatronics: the capacitive push button. Sensotek is looking forward to your visit on January 14th to 19th, 2019 in hall B3, booth 121.
New vibration test system put into operation
Our new testing system offers the possibility of vibration tests with and without environmental impact testing. Vertical and horizontal test modes are also possible (slide table). Further key data are: 16kN / –70 to + 180 ° C / 10 – 98% RH, test chamber volume: 700 ltr., Vibrations: Sine, Random, Sine-on-Random (mixed mode), shock up to 100 mm stroke.
Developments for BMW
brehmermechatronics supported BMW in the development of a number of functionally relevant products for the new "Superbike S 1000 RR". Take a look at these two videos.
Height sensor was subjected to endurance test in Almeria
The brehmermechatronics racing team returned on Wednesday from 4-day test drives on the racetrack 'Almeria' where the height sensor was testet. The height sensor has been developed by brehmermechatronics and also has been improved recently. The tests should prove that the height sensor, now reproducibly delivers the same results as a conventional displacement transducer. For the tests, the prototype of the height sensor was mounted on the right fork leg (see photo: on the clamp foot and on the standpipe). For the first time, the gluing could be tested as a simplified method of assembly.
All data was collected by a data logger and now needs to be evaluated and analyzed by the brehmermechatronics engineers. Even in rough racing (1st place in the Superbike class), the system worked flawlessly. Moto GP winner Simon Crafar was convinced and may already be able to contact potential customers at one of the next events.
Impressions from the BMBF – SME Conference in Berlin
Last Monday and Tuesday, brehmermechatronics presented the "SenseA Chair" at the BMBF – SME Conference in Berlin. The intelligent seating system adjusts the fit of the seat to allow ergonomically optimal sitting. Please click on the thumbnail to view the impressions.
brehmermechatronics at the SME Conference in Berlin!
Upcoming Monday and Tuesday (November 19th and 20th) brehmermechatronics will be attending the SME Conference in Berlin, which is organized by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Complete success at the IZB in Wolfsburg
The International Suppliers Fair (IZB) is primarily aimed at suppliers to the automotive industry. It offers best opportunities for conducting concentrated project discussions across departments. Taking part in this fair has been a great success for our company this year and we are very pleased about the excellent response from our customers and business partners.
FOCUS Growth Champion 2019
According to a survey by FOCUS in cooperation with STATISTA, brehmermechatronics is one of the fastest growing companies in Germany in the period 2014 to 2017.
Two press articles about the TECH-DAY 2018
The press has also reported on our TECH-DAY. Please click on this link to read these two articles by the "Kölnische Rundschau" and the "Anzeigenecho". (only available in German)
New TECH-DAY 2018-Video online
For those who have missed our 3rd brehmermechatronics TECH-DAY unfortunately, or would like to review it again, we have put a video online. Watch the brehmermechatronics TECH-DAY-Video 2018
Successful 3rd brehmermechatronics TECH-DAY
The Forum Schloss Homburg was just the right location for the 3rd brehmermechatronics TECH-DAY, which was held this year together with the 15th anniversary of our company.
"A consistently successful event in a beautiful location and very interesting lectures on the subject of HMI" - that was the feedback we got from our guests. The subsequent lunch buffet with regional specialities was enjoyed by all guests. During this they had the opportunity to exchange ideas. The communication between them was not missed out. Networking and interaction of our customers and business partners is close to our hearts. Please click on the thumbnail to see the impressions of the 3rd brehmermechatronics TECH-DAY.
The brehmermechatronics TECH-DAY is just around the corner
The last organizational tasks are currently completed and we thank you for your registration for our Tech-Day. The directions can be downloaded here. (only available in German)
On 01.08.2018 Saeed started his apprenticeship as an electronics technician and we wish him a lot of success. He has already successfully completed the first few days and the first assembled prototype boards are working perfectly. We welcome Saeed warmly in our team!
Latest news from the „brehmer racing team“
Last Saturday, the BRT took place for testing purposes on the racetrack at Spa Francorchamps. Unfortunately, the tests were unsatisfying, as the housing attachment was damaged due to the exposed mounting of the transmitter and receiver - therefor a redesign to reduce the component is absolutely necessary. The goal is to test an improved version in Hockenheim this year. More news and pictures can also be found on the BRT Instagram page: brt_brehmerracingteam
New Video online
brehmermechatronics has been an automotive series supplier since April 2018 and supplies an OEM directly to the assembly line. According to customer order, rocker switches are first provided with a pictogram by laser processing, and after that assembled into sets and shipped. The entire production takes place in compliance with highest quality standards in order to ensure a smooth flow of JIT deliveries. Before the items are shipped, each switch undergoes a 100% final inspection and all test results are documented. Please watch our new Production Video.
JCB Run in Rocester
On 12.07.2018 the 35th "Lakeside 5" JCB run took place in Rocester. This year, brehmermechatronics was represented by Robin Brehmer, who stays in Rocester from May to July for a three-month internship with our client JCB. Every year Charles Bevan wears a different costume during the run. This year he dressed up as Fred Flintstone. Charles launched the "Fun Run" a long time ago. The run serves a good cause and all proceeds are donated. Further information can be found under the following link: www.burtonmail.co.uk
This month we welcome two new team members
Christina Führer supports our team as Office Manager and Marcel Hahn our sales and project management team. A warm welcome!
This year the running team of brehmermechatronics took part in the "Volksbank run" in Dieringhausen again. The run was mastered by every brehmermechatronics participant with flying colors, despite the severe weather conditions.
We are looking for a hardware and software developer. Further information can be found here.
Impressions and innovations at the IFAT
Innovative products from brehmermechatronics were presented to the public for the first time at the IFAT. For example, a new safety bar with presence detection and an innovative safety concept. brehmermechatronics proudly demonstrates its expertise in HMI and sensor technology.
In April, we welcome three new colleagues to our team:
- Mr. Wolfgang Hollbach supports the areas stock, shipping and production since April 04th 2018.
- Mr. Maik Colberg has been with us since April 16th 2018 and strengthens the sales and project department.
- Mr. Oliver Ahlf has been with us since April 17th 2018 and works in the logistics department.
A warm welcome to the team!
Acquisition of FTW GmbH
brehmermechatronics expands the product portfolio by acquiring FTW GmbH. So we can offer our customers an even better service.
apprentice at brehmermechatronics
Saeed Alhalak is going to start his apprenticeship as electronics technician for devices and systems in August 2018. We are pleased that Saaed is with us and we can give him a long-term perspective here.
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21st March
brehmermechatronics is known for its open, trustful and respectful cooperation of all people since the company was founded. This applies without restriction to our team in Wiehl, as well as in Instanbul and for cooperation with all business partners - No to racism!
Thore Simon joined the team in early March and supports the "Classic" department. We are pleased to welcome Mr. Simon in our team!
Exciting test days for the brehmermechatronics racing team in Almería
The A specimen of the height sensor prototype works perfectly. Chief technician Gordon, from the BMW long-distance team www.penz13.com, is very impressed. Now the sensor must be reduced in size and mounted in a non-fall-prone area. BMW project manager Chris Gonschor is convinced by brehmermechatronics technologies. An appointment at the BMW pre-development can be scheduled. We would like to thank BMW for testing the latest high-performance motorcycles.
"First-Class-Supplier 2016" Certificate
We proudly announce having received the "First-Class-Supplier 2016" certificate from our customer BOMAG.
We welcome Mr. Sebastian Sohn
Mr. Sebastian Sohn is now strengthening the team of the environmental simulation laboratory and will incorporate his valuable experience in the further expansion of the laboratory.
Robin Brehmer is responsible for the "Classic" area
Robin Brehmer has finished his apprenticeship as of today and is now responsible for expanding the "Classic" area as a strategic business area.
VW Jetta with gear selection lighting developed by brehmermechatronics
At the Detroit Motorshow 2018 Volkswagen presents the new "VW Jetta" with gear selection lighting developed by brehmermechatronics. Further information can be found here: "Auto Motor und Sport".
Successful monitoring audit and additional test standards
Yesterday we successfully finished our first monitoring audit of the DAkkS regarding the accreditation of the laboratory. Besides we have added the following test standards, according to which we may now officially test:
DIN EN 60068-2-1 /2008-01
DIN EN 60068-2-2 /2008-05
DIN EN 60068-2-6 /2008-10
DIN EN 60068-2-14 /2010-04
DIN EN 60068-2-30 /2006-06
DIN EN 60068-2-38 /2010-06
DIN EN 60068-2-64 /2009-04
DIN EN 60068-2-78 /2014-02
brehmermechatronics supports the "Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (THM)"
Please klick here to read the full article (only available in German) "Trocken und sicher - Dank brehmermechatronics"
Successful on-road test in Almeria
Because the on-road tests of the height sensor could not be carried out as planned at the Nürburgring in September (due to problems with the configuration of the prototypes) they could be successfully rescheduled in the past week. In the Spanish city of Almeria the conditions were excellent – in a 2-day, race-like test operation, the now optimized sensor worked perfectly. The final race unfortunately had to be canceled because of various crashes. At this point, Robin (175) was in an excellent 4th place. Now all data must be evaluated. There is still another optimization loop in the planning stages. Presumably another model which is optimized for series production wil be tested at the end of January.
brehmermechatronics audited by the aircraft manufacturer
We have been audited by aircraft manufacturer "Grob Aircraft" and are approved as a new supplier. Thus, we are now active in the avionics area. "Avionics" - a blend consisting of "aviation" and "electronics" - is a term from the aerospace industry and refers to the totality of electrical and electronic equipment on board an aircraft.
At 20. Kooperationsforum Bordnetze (20th Cooperation Forum for Electrical Power-Systems) on November 21st in Munich
20. Kooperationsforum Bordnetze
On November 21st, MVG Museum, München
Experts from automobile manufacturers and the supplier industry report on current technical approaches and future trends in the "Electrical Power Systems" sector. This will give us the opportunity to present our innovative products and development expertise to an international audience and also to efficiently develop new customers and new markets.
Exhibition in Bonn – Visit us!
18th International Congress ELIV (ELectronics In Vehicles)
Okcober 18 – 19, 2017, Bonn, World Conference Center, Stand 107
New press article about 2nd TECH-DAY
The article can be found here: Press article "TECH-DAY" . (only available in German)
Functional safety: safe switching using membrane keys
The developers at brehmermechatronics have developed a technology that enables the redundant design of membrane keys. When such a key is pressed, two independent circuits close imperceptibly. This technology therefore allows the use of membrane keyboards in safety-critical applications.
Final ceremony of our Bachelor graduates
On last Friday Matthias Kläs and Hassan Boudache celebrated their farewell party at the TH Köln.
Successful presentation at the ELIV 2017
It was a good opportunity for brehmermechatronics to exhibit as a specialist exhibitor at this VDI congress at the "ELIV 2017", together with other key players of important industrial branches of the automotive sector. Many contacts were made to prospective buyers and our company was made known in the industrial sector.
Hassan Boudache passed the bachelor's thesis with grade 1.1. After successfully completing his practical semester and his Bachelor's degree, he is now working in the electronics department.
Oliver Eiteneuer strengthens our development department
Oliver Eiteneuer has started working in our development department since September. With his excellent knowledge from the practical field of vehicle technology, he strenghtens our development team.
Certificate of the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA)
Certification according to national / international road traffic law. The KBA certification is an addition to DIN EN ISO 9001. It includes the quality management system and the verification of the production facilities of vehicle parts of the electronic subassemblies. Essentially it is confirmed that the production is in accordance with the guidelines of the Conformity of Production. The certification takes into account the requirements of the ECE regulations.
2nd brehmermechatronics TECH-DAY on 09/21/2017
The preparations for our event, the 2nd bremermechatronics TECH-DAY 2017 on September 21st, are running at full speed. We are looking forward to this informative event on the subject of "Human Machine Interface". We are happy, so many of our customers are going to take part in this event and a cozy gathering and cool drinks following the lectures.
Purchase of a 3D printer
bremermechatronics has invested in new technologies to support you creating your prototypes. The 3D printer operates according to the stereolithography method and can achieve a print volume of 145 x 145 x 175 mm with a layer thickness of 25 μm.
The 2nd brehmermechatronics Tech-Day has been a great success!
Exciting lectures on "Smart Surfaces" and interesting insights into our work – this is what has been reported back to us by all our guests. In addition to a tasty barbecue and cool drinks there were a lot of good talks. This was exactly what we wanted to show: the efficiency and versatility of brehmermechatronics in the field of development of complex electrical, electronic and mechanical components and the qualification in our own accredited testing laboratory one the one hand, networking and possible synergies among our customers and business partners on the other. Check out our Tech-Day 2017 video and the press article (only available in German).
Sunday 25 September 2017, Nürburgring:
With lovely weather, the brehmermechatronics racing team secured a sensational 7th place at the final race of the RLC Cup. (Results RL-Cup.pdf). Even in training, a good 14th starting position was secured. During the race, starting pilot Robin catapulted to 4th place with a stellar Le Mans start. In round 2, he even secured 3rd place and was amongst the fastest at that point. He improved his personal best time by an unbelievable 2 seconds. Unfortunately, the race was cancelled due to an accident, which luckily ended without a major incident. Robin managed the restart similarly well. The subsequent switchouts between Bernhard, Bernd, and Robin were executed seamlessly. During the entire race, there were no technical issues or mishaps of any kind. The team was rewarded with 7th place thanks to the consistently fast driving laps. Up to that point, 9th place was the best result achieved. At the awards presentation, they were still able to celebrate 10th place overall for the end of season evaluation. (Score_RL-Cup.pdf) This was unexpected because of previous races with 2 accidents and cancellations. The outstanding placement of our team did suffer due to the fact that the prototype for the altitude sensor was not operational. Bernd was driving the BMW HP 4 with the prototype of the altitude sensor and data logger. However, no comparative data could be recorded because the reference sensor failed due to a material error. Long distance racing is extremely demanding not only for the drivers and the entire team, but also for the equipment. These raw conditions are the ideal basis to advance the systematic series development of the altitude sensor. The experiences must absolutely be taken into consideration for future development. The prototype will most likely be tried out at the test drives in Almeria in December. The name of the game now is to continue planning - including for the new season in 2018.
2nd TECH-DAY September 21
At the 2nd brehmermechatronics TECH-DAY, you will again find an interesting and informative program - this time around the topic »Human Machine Interface«. Communication and networking will not be missed on this day. If you would like to participate, you still have the opportunity to register until August 31st. Please use our contact form or call us at +49 2262 72717-0.
This month, we welcome three new employees
Andrea Meschke (photo above, on the left) supports the management in operational and organizational tasks. Edna Zurek (photo above, on the right) will strengthen our sales department in the laboratory.
In addition, we can look back at another bachelor's degree: Matthias Kläs (picture below on the left) successfully graduated with a grade of 1.1 and 1.0. We sincerely congratulate him for his outstanding performance! From now on Matthias will be supporting our engineering department. All new employees a warm welcome to the team.
Next race: 8h Nürburgring
Next race: 09.07.2017 – 8h Nürburgring – Reinoldus Langstrecken Cup
The bremermechatronics team is looking back on a successful Integer conference. In addition to the speakers of the interesting lectures in the area of "Adblue" and "Emissions Reduction", we would like to thank all visitors of our exhibition stand in the foyer of the conference. We are looking forward to the test phase of our sensor network.
New Video online!
bremermechatronics industrializes the RFID-height sensor for motorsport, agratechnics or off-road applications. The patented sensor system will be used this year during the RLC 6h long-distance race at the Nürburgring. Watch our new Video RFID Ride Height Sensor.
Research project has gained momentum
The first prototype of an intelligent seating system was presented in cooperation with TH Cologne, Institute for Product Development and Design Engineering. This system is able to recognize the user's sitting position. Furthermore the seat supports the driver by an active adaptation to his anatomy and helps to prevent postural damage. The adaption of the seat system uses an actuator system based on special shape memory alloys. The developed seat system has brought the future vision of autonomous driving a little closer to reality. Refering to the driver's sitting position, the vehicle and its assistance systems can intervene in a situation-specific and targeted manner.
bremermechatronics continues to expand.
We are pleased to welcome the following new employees:
• Mr. Saeed Alhallak starts his internship with us to improve his knowledge of German. Saeed comes from Syria. We hope he likes it with us, so he can start an apprenticeship as a mechatronics engineer soon.
• Mr. Kevin Krüger has been successfully trained as a mechatronics engineer at a well-known company in Whiel. We are happy that Kevin is now strengthening our development department.
• From Monday, Mr. Simon Wischott will strengthen our commercial department.
8h race Nürburgring RLC – a complete success!
The 8h race is the highlight of this season. The team and the drivers had to give everything and this time they were spared by bad luck. Right from start Bernhard secured a place in the front by a good start and by fast laps. All drivers drove almost flawlessly an the small boxing team worked excellently. After 8h, the team finished 9th, which is the biggest success in the team history so far. Now the next race on 03.09.2017 is already in preparation, where the latest version of the contactless and non-contactable elevation sensor will be applied.
We are looking for a Test Engineer (m/f) validation/test laboratory. You can find the exact job vacancy here.
Farewell Party of Prof. Dr. Hartmut Bärwolff
On Juli 07th 2017 we attended the farewell party of Prof. Dr. Hartmut Bärwolff at "TH in Gummersbach". Mr Bärwolff now goes into his well-earned retirement after 25 years at the university in Gummersbach. Together with him we completed many joint projects and continue to train some engineers and bachelor's. We would like to thank him for his support and training:
Dipl.- Ing. Maik Ackerschott
Dipl.- Ing. Boris Bosancic
Dipl.- Ing. Dennis Blättermann
Dipl.- Ing. Clark Piria
B.Eng. Dimitri Schmidt
B.Eng. Asyraf Hia
B.Eng. Hassan Boudache
JCB Lakeside 5 Fun Run
On July 13th, Dennis Blättermann flew over to England to take part in a run for charity, which was organized by our customer JCB. JCB is one of the most important construction machine manufacturers worldwide. Dennis wafinished the run successfully. The photo shows him with Chief Engineer Mr. Charles Bevan. Charles had the idea for this run 35 years ago and has not missed a single one since then - a real British gentleman and sportsman. JCB Fun Run
brehmermechatronics visiting Eissmann Group Automotive
Our brehmermechatronics team was invited by our customer "Eissmann Group Automotive", a system supplier of premium car manufacturers, to introduce our patented "bremermechatronics touch technologies". Our sales manager Daniel Niebecker and our development manager Moritz Schmidt, gave inspiring lectures. The picture shows Moritz Schmidt on "smart surfaces".
DEKRA EXAM certification
When it comes to the development and manufacture of products used in explosive environments, the requirements are particularly high. The certificate of DEKRA EXAM confirms that all processes at brehmermechatronics meet these particularly high requirements. Specifically, it is about mechatronic battery separation systems, which are used, for example, in tank trucks for gas transports. This is another milestone in our company history, following the successful accreditation of the bremermechatronics laboratory.
Participation in Corporate Challenge
brehmermechatronics has successfully participated in the Corporate Challenge on 9th June 2017 not least because the weather was kind to us. Within our team Robin Brehmer finished 1st place. Johannes Kirsch und Christopher Koch finished 2nd and 3rd place.
Das 6-Stunden-Langstreckenrennen Rennen im Rahmen des RLC, stand für BRT unter keinem guten Stern.
Bei typischem Eifelwetter kam es am Sonntag, dem 25.06.2017 schon während der Startphase zu starkem Regen. Trotz Slickreifen startete die Rennleitung das Rennen, mit hohem Risiko für alle Fahrer. Aufgrund des Risikos kam unser Schnellstarter Bernhard nach 2 Runden in die Box und wechselte problemlos auf Thomas’ Motorrad mit spezieller Regenbereifung. Das Team konnte sich vorarbeiten und lag im Vorderfeld auf einem vielversprechenden 12ten Platz. In der 25. Runde, eingangs der Ford Kurve, klappte das Vorderrad der HP4 von Thomas ein, sie überschlug sich und blieb beschädigt liegen. Auch der Prototyp des Gangwahlautomaten wurde hierbei schwer beschädigt – das Rennen war für diesen Moment zu Ende. Fahrer Robin konnte in kürzester Zeit einen Ersatztransponder beschaffen. Zwischenzeitlich trocknete die Strecke so auf, dass Kollege Bernhard das Rennen auf seiner BMW 1000 RR mit Slickbereifung wieder aufnehmen konnte. Allerdings fiel das Team auf die 34. Stelle zurück. Fahrer Robin konnte wie geplant den 3ten Turn antreten und und nur unter starken Schmerzen beenden. Dies war der suboptimalen Sitzposition geschuldet. Da er nicht in der Lage war, weitere "Turns" zu fahren, fuhr "Crashfahrer" Thomas humpelnderweise den nächsten Einsatz auf Robins BMW S 1000 RR. Den Schluss-Turn gestaltete Bernhard souverän mit absoluter persönlicher Bestzeit von 2:09,75, sodass am Ende ein ordentlicher 20. Platz dabei herauskam. Jetzt laufen alle Vorbereitungen für das nächste 8-Stunden-Rennen am 09.07.2017 auf Hochtouren. Wie immer auf dem Nürburgring. www.rl-cup.de
We welcome our new colleague
We welcome Mrs. Poggemann who now strengthens our team in the important area of the goods inward tests.
We welcome our new colleagues
Since May 2nd, Johannes Kirsch and Dominik Braun strengthen our team. Mr. Kirsch succeeds Mr. Sönnewald (Sales) and Mr. Braun expands the team "Project Management".
Ronald Sönnewlad will be retiring
Mr. Sönnewald will be retiring as of June 1st, 2017. All the best Ronald and thank you so much for your loyalty during al these years.
As a surprise we prepared a small buffet in a restaurant called "Ponyhof". However, Ronald Sönnewald does not leave brehmermechatronics entirely. From now on he will reinforce our team twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
brehmermechatronics components successfully in use
6 hours of long-term testing during the 6-hour long-distance race from the RLC at the Nürburgring. BRT is ranked 13th place out of a total of 43 riders.
Carl-Benz school takes brehmermechatronics technology as teaching work
The Carls-Benz school in Karlsruhe has carried out a complex project work in 2016 with its focus on "system and high-voltage technology". Further information can be found here.
New press article about our recently DAkkS-accredited laboratory
A new press article about our recently accredited laboratory is available at www.fachzeitungen.de . (only available in German)
Brehmermechatronics develops KAT Immobiliser System in its own initiative, which KAT supplies very successfully to manufacturers such as JCB, Terex or Liebherr. For further information please refer to this PDF.
BRT - Preparing for the new season
The BRT during the preparations for the new season in the "Königsklasse 1" during the long-distance race RLC (see photo). This season will be the first prototype of the altitude sensor to be used. We look forward to an exciting season.
New development for BMW Motorrad
BMW Motorrad is placing a new development contract at bremermechatronics. We thank BMW for their trust and confidence in our work.
DAkkS-Accreditation of our test laboratory
The "Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH" confirms that our test laboratory has the competence to carry out verifications in the field of "environmental simulations on electronical and elektronic components for road vehicles", according to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025: 2005.
We welcome our new employees
Our sales department will be strengthened by Heike Burba. She takes care of the intensive customer contact, especially in the area of "environmental simulation". The development department welcomes Philipp Capito. He works as a product designer in the field of construction. The focus of his daily tasks will be the documentation. This is an exceptionally important task. We are very happy with our new colleagues who will strengthen our team and thus help us systematically expand the success of our company.
Recertification according to ISO 9001:2015
We are certified according to ISO 9001:2008 since 2008. We are happy to have been recently recertified according to to ISO 9001:2015.
Successful final exam
On January 16th, Asyraf Hia successfully graduated from university with the grade 1.3 (written exam) and 1.0 (oral exam). We congratulate him!
"Aktion Mensch" supports people with and without disabilities living, learning and working together. It also promotes child and youth projects. We think "Aktion Mensch" is very supportive and so we are glad to contribute. We also hope that through our participation we will be able to inspire more supporters for this idea.
Successful test drives
brehmermechatronics tested the GWEA prototypes successfully on 20th and 21st of January in Almeria. The new components stood up to the high demands in the "long-runs".
Especially on Saturday, despite of difficult conditions, important insights could be gained. brehmermechatronics had an interesting exchange of ideas with the "BMW Werksteam". (Photo: Robin Brehmer ahead of BMW test driver Thomas Hainthaler)
Donating instead of Gifts – brehmermechatronics makes a donation to ‘Helfende Hände‘
In accordance with the quote from Erich Kästner, "Nothing good happens unless you do it yourself", we would like to forgo the usual sending of Christmas presents to our customers this year and instead donate the equivalent amount to the charity 'Helfende Hände Oberberg', which provides regional support to seriously ill children in need.
The team at brehmermechatronics would like to thank you for your valued partnership and mutual trust. We wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas time of reflection, joy and optimism for the New Year, and happiness, prosperity and good health in 2017.
Successful first brehmermechatronics Tech-Day!
We are very pleased that so many of our business partners participated in our 1st Tech-Day. We would like to thank all visitors, employees and cooperators who made this a successful event. Details can be found in this press releases.
(only available in German)
brehmermechatronics donates 150,- Euro to victims family
brehmermechatronics donates 150,- Euro to the family of a 28 year old spectator who died in a fatal motocross accident in Bielstein. Our thoughts are with his family.
New machine for the laboratory!
Universal testing machine LPS ZDT 3-X500:
Single-spindle: 3kN - 500 mm movement range, electromechanical universal testing machine 3 kN tension/pressure, path measurement via encoder 0.01 mm ...
for more information please visit this site
New Climate Test Chamber
Now we have the ability to test more samples and / or a larger number of samples . Our new test chamber also increases the flexibility in terms of different, simultaneous test methods.
> Environmental test chamber
> Test chamber volume: 408ltr
> Cold from -40°C
> Heat until +150 °C
> Humidity (20 – 98% rH)
> Low temperature to -40 °C according to DIN EN 60068-2-1
> High temperature to 150 °C according to DIN EN 60068-2-2
> Temperature steps with changeable duration according to DIN EN 60068-2-14
SPS IPC Drives 2015 in Nürnberg
brehmermechatronics at Sensor + Test 2015 in Nuremberg for the first time. brehmermechatronics is presenting pioneering technologies. Read the full article here.
brehmermechatronics ranked 27th place in category „Electronics“ of „Focus Spezial“ magazine.
Donation for Moritz Günther
brehmermechatronics donates 200,- Euro to the family of motorcycle racer Moritz Günther who is paraplegic since an accident at the „Frohburger Dreieck“. His family is pleased about every donation. For further information: The next race – We start together.
Rheinmetall MAN recommends brehmermechatronics
The Rheinmetall MAN Company in Vienna recommends brehmermechatronics as a competent development supplier for Mechatronic Modules.
We welcome Mr Cem Turhan and Mr Asyraf Ilmansyah Hia as students in our development departments. Mr Turhan cares specifically about the introduction of new manufacturing technologies and Mr Hia deals with a focus on sensor technology and software development. Welcome to our team.
SENSOR + TEST in Nürnberg
SENSOR + TEST: We look back on a successful trade fair in Nuremberg where we presented the development of intelligent chain link according to industry standard 4.0. We want to thank the numerous visitors for their interest in our services.
New working student
We welcome Mr. Matthias Kläs as new working student. He will strengthen our development department.
We welcome Mr. Viktor Esau as Bachelor of Industrial Engineering. He is going to support the continued expansion of our environmental simulation laboratory.
brehmermechatronics is preferred supplier
brehmermechatronics received the supplier evaluation of BOMAG and is now listed as preferred supplier.
brehmermechatronics Press Information »SENSOR + TEST«
brehmermechatronics at Sensor + Test 2015 in Nuremberg for the first time
The company from Wiehl, Germany, is presenting pioneering technologies
Wiehl. This year, brehmermechatronics will be at the Sensor + Test trade fair in Nuremberg for the first time from 19th to 21st May, 2015. In Hall 12, Stand 691, the company from Wiehl will present pioneering technologies, such as a new type of sensor for wireless drag chain measuring systems that was developed together with the Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems in Cologne (lfk, Labor für Fertigungssysteme) and was supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. In contrast to the RFID-based systems previously used, the newly developed sensor achieves a higher sampling rate, resolution, and accuracy.
Founded in 2003, brehmermechatronics specialises in customer-specific product development in the areas of mechatronics and electronics engineering, as well as environmental testing. For example, brehmermechatronics has already developed innovative products for heated motorcycle grips and new types of LED products. Carrying out “energy harvesting” studies is also part of the portfolio of products and services offered by brehmermechatronics. An in-house environmental test lab also allows brehmermechatronics to use a wide variety of different test methods.
With more than 20 employees, brehmermechatronics assists its customers from the product idea phase until it is ready to go into production. Since 2008, the company has been certified to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008. For 2015, DAkkS accreditation of the test lab to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is planned. This will allow brehmermechatronics to conduct tests according to ISO 16750-3 (2012) and 16750-4 (2010).
certification according to DIN ISO 9001
brehmermechatronics has passed the surveillance audit for our certification according to DIN ISO 9001 successfully.
brehmermechatronics donates 200, – EUR at the DKMS (German Bone Marrow Donor Center). For further information lease visit Together for Jan and others.
Product of brehmermechatronics is part of the VW e-Golf
For generations, the VW Golf has shaped our understanding of the car, and it’s also one of the most popular models in the world. Since the VW group is actively involved in the mobility of tomorrow, the company has now implemented the pioneering technology of the electric drive in a purely electric vehicle – the e-Golf.
We’re pleased that the order from Volkswagen AG for the charging button we received in July is now ready for production, and will be installed in their electric cars. The charging button is a charge level indicator and contactor mounted on the outside the vehicle right next to the charging socket. After plugging in the charging cable, the driver then has to press the charging button to start the charging process. A sophisticated LED technology system indicates the level of the charge. Now nothing stands in the way of zero-emission driving.
brehmermechatronics sponsors a child in Bangladesh. Matio was born in 2003. In this picture, Matio is standing next to the things that she bought from the money of our Christmas and / birthday donations. Last year, for example, she bought a bike so she does not have to walk the long way to school anymore. For further information please visit worldvision
In a few days, we will be moving into the entire 2nd floor of the new building opposite. Co-partner Moritz Schmidt and IT manager Alexander Schröder spoke to Oberberg-aktuell about this.
Excerpt: "The offices will house the development centre and the administration. The move is scheduled to take place in mid-March. The rooms opposite will be given up, and production, the laboratory and the warehouse will be moved to the new location in Nümbrecht-Elsenroth. Construction there will be completed in the second half of the year. However, with the relocation of the offices to Oberwiehler Straße, the headquarters of the specialist for mechatronics development will remain in Wiehl. The company is growing: in 2012, there were twelve employees, and now there are more than 70, says Schmidt.