Automotive Testing Expo Europe 2013 has been a big success for KRATZER AUTOMATION

Efficiency in the Test Field – Test-Bench-Solutions for tomorrow’s vehicles


Munich June 2013. At this year’s Automotive Testing expo Europe in Stuttgart, KRATZER AUTOMATION presents its competence in test bench and software solutions for conventional and, in particular, alternative Powertrain-Concepts.


„Three successful days!“ says Andreas Ochs, Sales Support Engineer at KRATZER AUTOMATION. „That was a successful fair here in Stuttgart. We presented our new developments to numerous visitors and possible customers. We are impressed by the number of visitors on the booth. We had very interesting conversations and contacts.“


Beside the portfolio of test benches for conventional combustion engine powertrains and their components, the presence of KRATZER AUTOMATION in Stuttgart is characterized with integrated solutions for efficient test tasking and test data management.



Presenting the new software-suites PAtools and testXplorer, KRATZER AUTOMATION offers a complete package of software solutions for planning, execution and management of test data in single test benches or complete test fields.


The booth concept of KRATZER AUTOMATION at the Testing Expo Europe conveys the optimum linking of all processes at before, during and after a test run.

On the basis of the specific stages of a test run, all possibilities for a more efficient test run management with PAtools and testXplorer software suites are presented by the specialists of KRATZER AUTOMATION.


Whatever the requirement, be it the optimum resource planning, real time data capture or the processing of test data up to the billing of the performed service, PAtools and the testXplorer Suite cover all aspects of modern test field management.




KRATZER AUTOMATION was founded in 1980 by Gerhard Kratzer and Paul Balz as Gerhard Kratzer GmbH Automatisierungstechnik München. From the outset, the company focused on creating industrial, process-related software. Projects in the company’s early years addressed a wide range of industries: in addition to developing the software for Ruhrgas’ operations control centre in Essen, the company was also commissioned to automate engine test benches for SHELL and BMW Motorsport and supported the ADAC in controlling its breakdown service fleet through the use of mobile data communications.


Since the mid-1980s, the company began developing software tools for various applications, for example for capturing and storing measurements and displaying them in diagrams. Early in the 1990s, KRATZER AUTOMATION was transformed from a pure software company to a general contractor offering an end-to-end service. In 1999, the company was converted into a stock corporation.


For more than 32 years, KRATZER AUTOMATION has been a successful software company for process-oriented solutions in the automotive and the transport industries. In all three sectors, we strive for optimal solutions and efficient processes along the customer value chain.


KRATZER AUTOMATION proposes cadis, an operational Transport Management System (TMS) to optimise the planning, the execution and the analysis of all operational work processes for the distribution of goods for freight forwarders. Shipment tracking and optimization of working processes are two central components.


The workforce increased continuously to its current level of around 200 employees who work at eight locations worldwide both in Europe and Asia. In addition to its headquarters in Munich, KRATZER AUTOMATION has branch offices in Stuttgart and Wolfsburg, as well as subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Czech Republic and China. 


The following organisations are customers of Kratzer Automation: BMW, Bosch, Geodis CIBLEX, Daimler, DB Schenker, DHL, DPD, IDS Logistik, Liebherr, MAN, MTU, Porsche, Austrian Post, Siemens, TNT, Umicore, VW and Zollner.


In its Test Systems division, KRATZER AUTOMATION plans and implements test systems for the automotive industry, for example for engines, turbochargers and gear chains. In particular, the company focuses on developing test benches for energy-saving and environmentally-friendly drive concepts.



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