We develop our products in close cooperation with customers. Over 500 engineers and designers work at our development departments in Germany, the US, Brazil, Korea, India, Romania and China. Huf is a comprehensive service provider that supports automotive manufacturers on-site with Resident Engineers.
Our original core competence was in the development of mechanical products. In the early 1980s we started building up additional electronics expertise, so that now we are a leader in the development of mechatronic products in the CASIM category (CASIM stands for Car Access, Security and Immobilization). At Huf, product development is an all-in process including hardware and software.
We use the latest techniques in our development. Our engineers develop innovative telematics solutions for fleet operators. We offer universal sensors for tire pressure monitoring systems that are sold on the spare parts market. Our ongoing development work has also brought notable improvements in vehicle theft prevention. With simulation tools we can model the behavior of a product during development to calculate tolerances very early in the process, leading to optimum performance.
The finite element method is used for tensile calculations. Using Fused Deposit Modeling (FDM) we make mockups that show how the product will look later. Our model builders make prototypes and assembled preproduction samples so we can see how products will behave later. Our testing department puts products through their paces under extreme conditions to determine their durability, functioning, sealing and other qualities. We also do design studies in which we develop suggestions for possible product designs and materials.