Our Company's History
Since the founding of Kübrich Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH & Co.KG, the company has been steadily developing ….
2001 – The company
In 2001 the electrical engineer Dipl.-Ing (FH) Christian Kübrich founded the Kübrich Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH & Co.KG.
This was the go-ahead for the successful future of the company.
2003 – The first control cabinet
In 2003 we developed the first control cabinet.
The system was built for a window lifter test stand.
2004 – The first endurance test for doors with our own software
Our engineers developed the first endurance test for four vehicle doors.
This was the foundation for the concept of the iCDT as it is known today!
In addition, this test stand was the first one to be controlled with a specially programmed software. Via the TiS nG – the forerunner of the Test Station – the individual door-to-be-tested could be controlled and tested.
2005 – Birth of the DuT-Adapter
In 2005 we developed the “Flex-DuT-Adapter” on behalf of a customer. This idea has been developed further ever since – which resulted in today´s DuT-Adpater modular .
2006 – First experiences with drives
Our design department set out on new territory and developed the “TestSolution 1” – a motor test stand.
2007 – Electric development
Our electric engineers had the chance to evolve in that year. For instance, they developed various gateways on customers´behalf.
2007 – Premiere Test Station
The further development of the TiS nG software became
the Test Station.
In the following years, this user-friendly software was implemented and tested on numerous test stands.
To this day, our systems are used successfully.
2008 – Jack box
The highlight of the year: design of a jack box with many connectors and numerous features.
2009 – 12 patents in 12 months
Our engineering team gave free rein to its creativity.
As a result, 12 patents were registered in 12 months in 2009, one of them an intelligent container monitoring system.
2009 – Test stand for balls
We constructed a test stand for balls for one of our customers.
2009 – The first Eco Tester
A successful year – the first Eco-Testers left our production facility.
2010 – Construction of the Cafeteria
With the help of our employees and external companies, our canteen was built in 2010.
2011 – Completion of the first EOLs
During the construction time in 2010 the heads of our engineers naturally did not stop working.
So in 2011 the first EOLs were delivered, among others to Sweden, Hungary and Thailand.
2011 – Premiere lMOT
At that time called the tailgate test stand, the pioneer of today’s lMOT left our company.
2011 – The first iCDT
After intensive further development of the vehicle door test stand and hours of tinkering the time had come – the first iCDTs were delivered to several customers. During the following years some upgrades were made. Up to date the iCDT is one of the best-selling products of our company.
2011 – Conception of various systems
There was no end to creativity – we developed (among others) a test stand for vehicle seats, the mirror tester and
a load cell certification test bench.
2012 – Building of the Project House
After the construction of the canteen in 2010 our company had grown further. In 2012 the building of the Project and Innovation Center followed.
2012 – Entry into electromobility
Thinking about the future – that was the motto
of this customer order.
Our engineers designed the first test system
for electric vehicle drives.
2012 – Further development
Of course, the already existing test systems were further developed in parallel with the new concepts. One example is the VAN test stand, which was delivered that year. Here, the lMOT acts both as an opener for the tailgate and for the sliding door.
2012 – another premiere
That year was the premiere of another test system – the first TME was delivered to one of our customers.
2013 – Electric developments
Once in motion our electrical development was unstoppable. Among other things, we designed an adaptation transformer and a control for a cooling cell for our customers.
2013 – Doors and flaps
Of course, the test systems for doors and flaps were further developed. The second generation of the lMOT presented itself and our designers also continued to work on the iCDT.
2013 – Spoiler test stand
New challenge -> new test system.
We developed, built and delivered the first spoiler test stand.
2014 – Again something new
We delivered numerous newly designed and built test systems to our customers. In our workshop we manufactured among other things a pedal test stand, a measuring device for the closing force of window regulators and the first car jack test stand.
2014 – Proven technology
Of course, we also provided our customers with proven systems such as rMOT, lMOT and iCDT.
2015 – The µAct
The hard work has paid off – the first μACTs were installed in various iCDT test stands. Our electrical developers made a gateway to control several of these actuators simultaneously.
2015 – Test systems for mechantronical components
Our designers faced new challenges.
Among others, a test stand for testing electric parking systems, a lock tester and an EOL for backrests were delivered.
2015 – Robots
A sensation in the world of test systems – the first robot test stand was built in our company.
2015 – Certification
In 2015 we were certified in accordance with DIN ISO 9001.
This is indicative for the high quality standard of our products – of course, we want to continue to supply you with test systems of consistent quality in the future.
2016 – Mechatronic components
In terms of mechatronic components, the year was very eventful – we constructed the first brake test stand and built various other systems, including a seat test bench.
2016 – Progress in electromobility
Our range of test systems for electromobility was constantly evolving. In 2016, we designed the test stand for starter generators and several test stands for small drives, built a switch cabinet with an isolation transformer and an EOL for converters.
2016 – Test room for electric drives
This project was a milestone for us: we were able to equip the customer with a whole test room with a system for testing electric drives.
2016 – Doors and hoods
There were some news in the field of doors and flaps:
The Hydra for opening and closing flaps from inside the engine department was completed. And the 270 ° Tester for testing the rear doors of vans was built.
Furthermore, we supplied some complete test systems for doors and flaps to our customers.
2016 – Robots
Our product spectrum of robot test systems was further expanded.
One example is a single climate-chamber suitable measuring robot for opening and closing the hood of a car.
2017 – ACTERE
We proudly present – ACTERE!
In 2017 the first test stands that are controlled with our new, user-friendly and individually programmable software left our company.
2017 – New developments
The development of new test stands – a speciality of our designers
Examples from 2017 are a test stand for testing the scratch resistance of a radiator grille in a car wash, an acoustics cabinet for noise measurements, a HiL test stand for small motors and a test stand for measuring the characteristics of a steering column during adjustment.
2017 – The new Eco-Tester modular
We worked on it for a long time – but it was worth the efforts!
The first Eco-Tester of the new generation left our company.
2017 – Robots
This measuring robot is not used for testing large vehicle components – it measures the characteristics of touch displays.
And like its bigger brothers it is also used under climatic conditions.
2017 – iCDT
Proven and tested – we supplied our customers with the latest generation of iCDTs, which can be mounted at a rack.
2022 – Change of name
Kübrich GmbH & Co KG becomes KARING GmbH.