MESSRING Facility Honored as "2015 Crash Test Facility of the Year"

Nov 27, 2015, 06:03 ET from MESSRING Systembau GmbH

MUNICH, November 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Protech crash-test facility receives renowned award / complete facility and InDummy data acquisition technology developed and equipped by the German crash specialists / dummy calibration laboratory constructed


The company MESSRING from Krailling, near Munich, once again succeeded in beating out the competition this year. The company received the "Crash Test Facility of the Year" award for the fourth time for a facility it developed and constructed. The owner and operator of the ground-breaking project is the Chinese automotive supplier Protech.

The renowned English publishing company UKIP has presented the coveted award since 2006 to honor outstanding projects and innovations in the automotive industry. John Thornton, chairman of the Automotive Testing Technology International Awards, explained on behalf of the international expert jury just why they selected the facility from Protech this year: "Protech is a deserving winner of the Crash Test Facility of the Year Award. There was stiff competition in this category with several state-of-the-art passive safety centers in the running, but Protech's Nanjing facility won thanks to its new advanced technologies and cutting-edge dummy calibration laboratory, which - thanks to the key role played by leading manufacturer Messring - is among the highest specification commercially available in the Asian automotive sector."

In receiving this award, MESSRING continues to build on its success in previous years and once again positions itself as a trend-setting partner. "As a manufacturer of crash test facilities, this award is both a major honor and an acknowledgment of our work," said Dierk Arp, general manager of MESSRING. "And that is particularly true in this case because this project was the first time we planned and constructed a complete dummy calibration lab equipped with state-of-the-art technology for a client. At Protech we were truly able to offer everything from one source, in line with our slogan 'designed to be compatible'."

At the end of 2012, Protech decided to construct with MESSRING a complete crash-test facility as well as a laboratory for automated dummy calibration at the new location in eastern China. In this context, the goal was for the calibration laboratory to set new benchmarks in the certification of dummy sensors. In addition, the fact that all of the measurement instruments, test stands (including the crash-test facility), and calibration systems are connected is one-a-kind. Together they are all managed using the centralized, company-wide software package CrashSoft, which not only plays a key role in ensuring data security and quality, but is also unique throughout China.

Including the preparation rooms and laboratory, the crash-test facility measures 7,900 m2. The MicroTrack system installed by MESSRING measures 136 meters in length and makes top speeds of up to 90 km/h in crash tests possible. The tried-and-tested electric motor, which accelerates test vehicles along the track system, two film pits for video and photo documentation, a Flying Floor for side-impact tests, and a variety of special barriers are just some of the test components installed. Protech not only uses the facility for testing own products, such as airbags and electronic parts but also makes it available to other vehicle manufacturers and suppliers.

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The Protech crash-test facility with its 136-meter-long MicroTrack system

The Crash Test Facility of the Year Award 2015

The Protech facility received the Crash Test Facility of  the Year 2015 Award


MESSRING in Krailling, close to Munich is the world's leading manufacturer of crash test systems and components. The mid-size company designs and builds turnkey test systems for customers in all relevant markets and on nearly all continents. To date, MESSRING has implemented more than 100 large crash test systems for automotive OEMs, automotive suppliers, governmental authorities and insurance companies - more than any other company. In the process, the global market leader continues to astonish the industry time and again with innovative advances and revolutionary new solutions, whether in system design, the actual measurement equipment, or in documentation and recording of individual tests.

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