We are always looking for new, creative and breakthrough ideas or concepts for products, processes, technologies, materials and applications. The next Supplier Innovation Challenge will take place in 2022.

In 2019 the following categories were offered to submit an idea:

We are searching general potentials for decreasing TCO of all our Powertrain product groups by:

  • Changing material
  • Reducing number of components
  • Improving the assembly process
  • Decreasing weight
  • Decreasing input 
  • etc.

Cost Down

  • Cost reduction
  • Efficiency improvement
  • New functionality
  • Software functionality
  • Actuation
  • Sensors
  • Integration
  • Package optimization
  • Electronics
  • Control units and architecture

Hybridization of Transmission: HDT & DHT

  • Power density increase
  • Efficiency increase
  • Thermal Management improvement: cooling concepts power electronic & e-motor
  • Rotor stack - rotor shaft interface
  • Integration of rotor position sensor
  • Control strategies
  • Leakage proofed lamination (direct cooling)
  • Bearing current reduction
  • Rare earth content reduction

E-Motor & Inverter

  • New light materials
  • Functional integration

Mass Reduction